Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later


Sunday, 8/13/2017


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Share and discuss any or all of the following:

  • What is one of your favorite commercials?
  • Do you remember the commercial about the Fram oil filter?
  • What was the phrase Pastor Brian mentioned connected to that commercial?
  • What is a burden you are willing to share? what is the theme of Proverbs?
  • What is most important thing you can get after being saved?
  • Why is wisdom so important?
  • What from the Notes stands out to you?
  • How did past weeks sermon affect you?
  • What relationship do you need to work on maintaining?
  • Finish the phrase "fail to plan…"


Sermon Notes and Scripture references:

After Jesus, the most important thing you can have is wisdom – the ability to make great decisions.


Knowledge does not equal wisdom

Proverbs is about wisdom – spend 10 minutes a day reading through Proverbs; short sayings.


Proverbs 24:30

I went by the field of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding.


  • Find successful people and study them
  • Find unsuccessful people and study them
  • Apply your heart to wisdom


1)Everything you have requires maintenance or slowly dies

Your stuff

Your body

Your relationships / Friendships require maintenance or you will lose them

Your marriage

Your relationship with Jesus

Christianity is a relationship with Jesus


2)Maintenance requires a plan

Your stuff

Plan for your body

Relationships – little things mean a lot

    Proverbs 18:24

    Proverbs 13:4

Plan for your church - Not a church that meets your needs but a church where you can meet others’ needs.  

Give, it will be given unto you.

            Plan for your children

Plan for your marriage – Nobody plans to fail. They fail to plan. The greatest destroyer of marriage – no maintenance.

Plan to stay close to Jesus – the enemy takes things away slowly – drifts (as fast as you can move and not know it).  


Mark 1:35

God is the ultimate planner

How do you kill a plant? Ignore it.


3)The great destroyer

John 10:10

The greatest destroyer – the most subtle one is laziness

Proverbs 24

Woman’s heart – centers around security

Man’s heart – center around adventure, conquer

Passive people will lose everything they’ve got

Fight for Relationships

Coming to church is not enough – you must go after it.