Part 1 Adrian Rogers on Proverbs “How To Be The Father Of A Wise Child”

Picture of Adrian Rogers above from 1970’s while pastor of Bellevue Baptist of Memphis, and president of Southern Baptist Convention. (Little known fact, Rogers was the starting quarterback his senior year of the Palm Beach High School football team that won the state title and a hero to a 7th grader at the same school named Burt Reynolds.)


I have been reading Proverbs almost every day for many years with my family in the evening and there is lots of wisdom in it.

Another great sermon outline from Adrian Rogers.

Adrian Rogers

How To Be The Father Of A Wise Child

Proverbs 1:20-22 (Program 1932, Air dates 08.12.2012 and 08.19.2012)


First we are going to talk about the simple person. Two words describe the simple person and they are open and naive. All children are simple but also some teenagers are too. Here are some characteristics of the simple person.

I.THE SIMPLE  (Proverbs 1:22)

    1. Loves simplicity.Proverbs 1:1-5
    2. Lacks understanding.
      1. Proverbs 9:1-4
    3. Is easily led into error.
      1. Proverbs 14:15
      2. Proverbs 22:3


Proverbs 1;1-6

1-6 These are the wise sayings of Solomon,
David’s son, Israel’s king—
Written down so we’ll know how to live well and right,
to understand what life means and where it’s going;
A manual for living,
for learning what’s right and just and fair;
To teach the inexperienced the ropes
and give our young people a grasp on reality.
There’s something here also for seasoned men and women,
still a thing or two for the experienced to learn—
Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate,
the rhymes and reasons of wise men and women.

Proverbs 9:1-6

1-6 Lady Wisdom has built and furnished her home;
it’s supported by seven hewn timbers.
The banquet meal is ready to be served: lamb roasted,
wine poured out, table set with silver and flowers.
Having dismissed her serving maids,
Lady Wisdom goes to town, stands in a prominent place,
and invites everyone within sound of her voice:
“Are you confused about life, don’t know what’s going on?
Come with me, oh come, have dinner with me!
I’ve prepared a wonderful spread—fresh-baked bread,
roast lamb, carefully selected wines.
Leave your impoverished confusion and live!
Walk up the street to a life with meaning.”

Proverbs 14:15

The gullible believe anything they’re told;
the prudent sift and weigh every word.

Proverbs 22:3

A prudent person sees trouble coming and ducks;
a simpleton walks in blindly and is clobbered.

The best thing for a young person is to see what the consequences of his actions are. It is good to take a child down to the courts to see punishments being given to those who were drunk driving. Also going down to the jails and seeing people who have broken the law being put behind bars, or going down to the hospital and seeing those who have overdosed on drugs could be helpful for the simpleton to see.

I have had several children who received speeding tickets before they turned 18. In the state of Arkansas they are required to attend a court date to watch drunk drivers receive their punishments. They also have to attend a class where a film showing the results of horrible wrecks is shown to them. Then maybe some simpletons in the crowd will learn from what they have viewed and not walk in blindly and are clobbered!!!



Proverbs 14:15

The gullible believe anything they’re told;
the prudent sift and weigh every word.




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