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Restart Smart - October 28 | Shawnee Mission
How to Not Die a Fool - 9:00 & 10:30am
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    7456 Nieman Rd, Shawnee, KS 66203, USA
    Saturday 3:00 AM
Week 7 || Restart Smart: How to Not Die a Fool
Date: 10.28.18
Text: Proverbs 26:1-12; 29:1

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: Tim Spanburg, TimS@ChristCommunityKC.org


I. Fools have has it all figured out...the wise thirst for the truth.
Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assisted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumor, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting.”
- Daniel Leviton, The Organized Mind
If we don’t have a strong commitment to reality outside our own feelings and opinions, we can end up living in a false reality. In this reality, whatever we feel or believe to be true becomes truth for us. - Hannah Anderson, All That’s Good
1. The wise embrace the uncomfortable.
Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. - Flannery O’Connor
3. The wise care most what God thinks.
II. Fools follow their desires...the wise only taste what is good.
...Our life on earth, all the things we experience, all the work we do, all the good things we enjoy, aren’t simply a hurdle to the next life. They are designed b God to lead us to the next life. They are designed to lead us to Him. Like the grooves on a record, God’s good gifts are designed to draw us closer and closer to the center, to draw us closer and closer to eternity and Him. - Hannah Anderson
III. Fools never make mistakes...the wise live a life of repentance.

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