Series: The Fruit Of The Spirit (4 of 5) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 7 and 8 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 7: Faithfulness
Series: The Fruit Of The Spirit
Stuart Briscoe
Galatians 5:22-23

Some people say, "you are what you eat," while others insist, "you are what you wear," but in light of the fact that pistis means both "faith" (active) and "faithfulness" (passive), it would appear more accurate to say, "you are what you believe."

I. The Faithfulness of God-The Basis of Man's Faith.

A. The faithful God Who creates. 1 Peter 4:19
B. The faithful God Who calls. 1 Corinthians 1:9
C. The faithful God Who chastises. 1 Corinthians 10:13
D. The faithful God Who controls. 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24
E. The faithful God who consolidates. 2 Thessalonians 3:3
F. The faithful God Who cleanses. 1 John 1:9

II. The Faith of Man-The Proof of God's Faithfulness.

A. Faith is an intellectual exercise.
1. Believing that… John 8:24; James 2:19


Part 8: Meekness
Series: The Fruit Of The Spirit
Stuart Briscoe
Galatians 5:22-23

"Looking out for #1" and "winning through intimidation" are concepts more popular than "the meek shall inherit the earth," and believers are required to decide whom they are to believe.

I. What Do We Understand by Meekness?

A. Aristotle's view of praotes.
1. Virtue is the mean between vices.
2. Meekness stands between rage and indifference.
3. The example of the dying Socrates.

B. Moses the world's meekest man. Numbers 12:3
1. Mildness in the face of opposition. vv. 1, 2
2. Humbleness in the execution of duty. v. 7
3. Gentleness in the face of judgment. v. 13

C. Christ the superb example. Matthew 21:5
1. His choice of humility over haughtiness.
2. His preference of self-denial over self-assertion.

D. Paul's expression of meekness in difficult circumstances. 2 Corinthians 10:1
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