A.  Question: Do you ever put off doing what you know you should?
          B.  This morning let’s consider several reasons for procrastination, several consequences
                and suggestions on how to overcome procrastination.

      I.  Three reasons for procrastination

          A.  Too busy.  Happened with Judah.  Haggai 1: 2-7 (689)

          B.  Too lazy. 

                1.  The Procrastinator’s Poem
                2.  Proverbs 6:6-11 (489)

          C.  Don’t desire to do it.  Example.  Philippians 3:13 (868)

    II.  Several consequences of procrastination

          A.  Robs us of what we can never regain.  Example.  Ephesians 5:15 (866)

          B.  Sometimes makes our task more difficult.  Proverbs 24:30-34 (500)

          C.  Can be sinful.  James 4:17 (893)

   III.  Four suggestions as to how to deal with procrastination.

          A.  Remember our salvation, and responsibility as saved people.  Titus
                2:14 (882); Titus 3:8,14; Ephesians 2:8-10 (864); Romans 5:8 (832)

          B.  Be prepared when the opportunity arises.  Matthew 7:24-27 (708)

          C.  Promptly do what needs to be done.  John 4:31-35 (782)

          D.  Understand the value of a “job well done.”  Matthew 25:21,23 (726)


          A.  Procrastination is a dangerous habit.

          B.  It’s going to cost some people the loss of their soul.

          C.  Be encouraged to do what needs to be done.