Series: Practical Goals for Spiritual People (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: To Learn Patience
Series: Practical Goals For Spiritual People
Stuart Briscoe
1 Timothy 6:11

It has been said facetiously that patience is a virtue seldom found in men and never in women. The truth of the matter is that most of us "have need of patience" ("hupomone", Hebrews 10:36). To learn patience is a Christian goal.

I. The Meaning of Patience.

A. Patience and prospects.
1. Waiting on God. Lamentations 3:25; Micah 7:7; Isaiah 40:31

2. Not stoic indifference of bovine dullness.

B. Patience and persistence.
1. God's call is to continuance. Luke 8:15

C. Patience and pressure.
1. Pressure is inevitable in the world. John 16:33

2. Patience is indispensable in Christ. Romans 12:12

D. Patience and productivity.
1. Well doing in sick society. Romans 2:7


Part 8: A Meek Spirit
Series: Practical Goals For Spiritual People
Stuart Briscoe
1 Timothy 6:11

In days when the macho male and the militant female are the popular heroes, it may seem ludicrous to talk about meekness. Nevertheless, the words of Scripture stand firm, and the Christian must recognize the necessity of meekness and take steps to pursue it.

I. Meekness Needs to Be Defined.

A. The example of Moses. Numbers 12:3
1. Mildness in the face of opposition. vv. 1-2

2. Humbleness in the execution of responsibility.

3. Gentleness in the place of judgment. v. 13

B. The example of Christ. Matthew 21:5
1. King but kind.

2. Omnipotent but not overpowering.

3. Sovereign but simple.

4. Lord but lowly.

II. Meekness Is to Be Desired.

A. In Christian ministry.
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