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Playing the Fool
Biblical ways people play the fool
This series of sermons is based on 1 Samuel 26:21 where Saul said to David, "I have sinned. Return, my son David. For I will harm you no more, because my life was precious in your eyes this day. Indeed I have played the fool and erred exceedingly" (NKJV).
Men play the fool by:
Mixing Old Testament and pagan works into the Gospel.
Despising a fathers instruction.
Hearing but not doing what the Lord requires.
Being wise in your own eyes.
Trusting in earthly riches.
Claiming "There is no God."
To preserve some complex font display, the first lesson is in Adobe format.
It is a phrase which is often stated but one that is unlikely explained. You must "call on the name of the Lord" to be saved. But what does it mean? How do we call on the name of the Lord today?
This command was also unclear to many of the Jews in the first century. The apostle Peter was preaching the gospel to thousands on the day of Pentecost wherein he quoted from the prophet Joel, "And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved" (Acts 2:21).
After he testified against their deeds and after he gave irrefutable proof that Jesus was the Christ, the people were pierced to the heart and asked a very important question, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" (Acts 2:37). If they knew "how to call on the name of the Lord, they would not have asked, "what shall we do?"