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Restart Smart - October 28 | Brookside
How to Not Die a Fool - 9:00am & 10:45am
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    400 W 67 St, Kansas City, MO 64113, United States
    Saturday 3:00 AM
Week 7 || Restart Smart: How to Live a Life Without Regret
Date: 10.28.18
Text: Proverbs 26:11-12; 8:22, 32-36

Conversation Starters help us dig deeper, connecting Sunday’s sermons with our everyday lives. These prompts have been designed to help Community Groups grow in their relationship with God, with one another, and with their neighbors.

Sometimes, wisdom seems prudent but unfulfilling; smart, but less than satisfying. In those moments, we need to be reminded that only the path of wisdom leads to life without regret.

What is the biggest thing you’ll take away from our seven-week study of Proverbs?

What’s your biggest regret from high school?

Let’s be honest: The wise choice isn’t always the most appealing choice. What tends to appeal to you more than wisdom? (i.e. what’s fun? what’s cheapest? what’s immediate?)

READ PROVERBS 8:22-36 What stands out to you from this passage? Verse 34 names the importance of “listening” to Lady Wisdom. Is it easy or difficult for you to hear the voice of wisdom? What has God been saying to you during our seven week journey through Proverbs?

What is a big decision that you are facing? How can you embrace God’s wisdom as you make it?

What new habit or discipline can our group hold you accountable to embrace as a result of our study?

PRAY. Ask the Lord to give you an awe and reverence for him above all else. Also, ask the Lord to help you value the path of wisdom.
Title: How to Not Die a Fool
Scripture: Proverbs 26:1-12; 29:1
Speaker: Paul Brandes, PaulB@ChristCommunityKC.org


>> How do we avoid living a life characterized by regret?
>> The life of a fool produces a life of regret.
>> Fools struggle to see their foolishness.
>> Fools are a rule unto themselves.
>> Fools hide their sin.




>> Fools struggle to see their foolishness…

(so admit that you have blind spots.)
- Is it possible that you have a blind spot in my life?
- Is it possible that there are some things that your are struggling to see?
- Is it possible that you are wise in my own eyes?


>> Fools are a rule unto themselves…

(so trust in the goodness of God’s design.)
>> Fools hide their sin...

(so repent often.)
“The more isolated a person is, the more destructive will be the power of sin over him, and more deeply he becomes involved in it, the more disastrous is his isolation. Sin wants to remain unknown. It shuns the light. In the darkness of the unexpressed it poisons the whole being of a person. In confession the light of the Gospel breaks into the darkness and seclusion of the heart.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer,Life Together
Eugene Peterson can see Jesus now. And he no doubt realizes how temporal and fragmentary his awe was in light of what he experiences now. He leaves behind the people to whom he preached and taught and loved. And he leaves to those of us who never knew him personally the example of a long obedience in the same direction. But with all of that he left us one sermon. How we needed it, and how we need it still. -Russell Moore
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