Series: Problem Areas (1 of 5) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 11 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: Understanding the Holy Spirit
Series: Problem Areas
Stuart Briscoe

Some believers are apprehensive of the Holy Spirit because they think He is some kind of ghost. Others have been frightened about Him because they think He specializes in strange behavior. A little understanding goes a long way.

I. Who Is the Holy Spirit?

A. The mystery of the Trinity.
B. The mastery of the Father.
C. The majesty of the Son.
D. The ministry of the Spirit.

II. What Does the Holy Spirit Do?

S-He seals. Ephesians 1:13
1. To hear.
2. To believe.
3. To mark as a possession. Ephesians 4:30

P-He promotes. John 16:7-15
1. He promotes reality in life.
2. He promotes growth in knowledge.


Part 2: What Is Involved in Church Life?
Series: Problem Areas
Stuart Briscoe

When Paul wrote to Timothy he wanted, among other things to outline to him "How people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God" (1 Timothy 3:15). What he had to say is extremely relevant today.

I. Christian Perception of the Church.

A. The church is God's family. v. 15
1. It enjoys His life.
2. It bears His name.
3. It projects His image.

B. The church is God's army.
1. It acknowledges His commands. 1:1, 3, 5
2. It identifies with His cause.
3. It fights in His battles. 1:18; 6:12

C. The church is God's academy.
1. The pillar and foundation of truth. 3:15
2. The protector and preserver of truth. 1:3; 6:3-5
3. The teacher and promoter of truth. 4:11-16

D. The church is God's community.
1. The community of the redeemed. 1:15

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