Series: Practical Goals For Spiritual People (3 of 5) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.

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Part 5: Godliness: The Honoring of God
Series: Practical Goals For Spiritual People
Stuart Briscoe
1 Timothy 6:11

The Greek word for "godliness" ("eusebeia") is related to a word that meant "to shrink from, to tremble." This developed into the concept of a sense of awe in the presence of greatness. Christians should have a lifestyle that truly honors God in awe and reverence-godliness.

I. Some Incentives to Godliness.

A. The incentive of political stability. 1 Timothy 2:2
1. For godly living.

2. For evangelistic concern. v. 4

B. The incentive of theological mystery. 1 Timothy 3:16
1. The wonder that God chose to reveal Himself.

2. The wonders He chose to reveal.

C. The incentive of practical maturity. 1 Timothy 4:7-8
1. The limited value of physical fitness.

2. The limitless value of spiritual godliness.

D. The incentive of eschatological certainty. 2 Peter 3:11

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Part 6: To Life by Faith
Series: Practical Goals For Spiritual People
Stuart Briscoe
1 Timothy 6:11

The New Testament is replete with references to faith. The noun "pistis", the adjective "pistos" and the verb "pisteuo" occur more than 550 times. In fact, faith is so fundamental to Christian experience that Christians are called "believers" and "the faithful."

I. The Nature of Faith.

A. Faith is intellectual.
1. To "believe that", e.g. John 8:24.

2. But not James 2:19.

B. Faith is relational.
1. To "believe in", e.g. John 1:12, 3:16.

2. To "believe God", e.g. Romans 4:3.

C. Faith is volitional.
1. To "believe on", e.g. Romans 9:33.

D. Faith is crucial.
1. To have believed, e.g. Ephesians 1:13.

E. Faith is continual.


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