Series: Practical Goals For Spiritual People (2 of 5) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 3: That Which Is Good
Series: Practical Goals For Spiritual People
Stuart Briscoe
1 Thessalonians 5:15

Modern society disparages "do-gooders" but talks about "summum bonum." It jokes about being good but frantically seeks the good life. In the confusion, the Christian is clear on his position-he "follows that which is good."

I. The Difficulty of Discovering What Is Good.

A. Naturalistic views.

B. Idealistic views.

C. Existential views.

D. Biblical views.
1. God is good. Matthew 19:17 (But, Romans 11:22; 2:4)

2. Law is good. Romans 7:12

3. Will of God is good. Romans 12:2

4. Fruit of Spirit is good. Ephesians 5:9

5. Good is opposite of:
a. "Kakos." Romans 2:10

b. "Sapros." Ephesians 4:29


Part 4: A Hunger for Righteousness
Series: Practical Goals For Spiritual People
Stuart Briscoe
1 Timothy 6:11; Matthew 5:6

Righteousness (Gk. "dikaiosune") has three different connotations in Scripture. Legally it means "to be right with God," morally it means "to do that which is right," and socially it means "to see that people are treated rightly." Christians are to be hungry for all three.

I. To Be Right with God.

A. Righteousness and the religious. Romans 10:1-6
1. Self-righteousness. v. 3

2. God's righteousness.
a. Law. v. 5

b. Christ. v. 4

3. Unrighteous.
a. Unenlightened. v. 2

b. Unsubmitted. v. 3

B. Righteousness and the repentant. Romans 3
1. None righteous. v. 10

2. Unrighteousness recognized. v. 20

3. Righteousness revealed. vv. 21-22

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