Series: Getting Things Straight (3 of 28) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 56 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.

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Part 5: More Foolishness
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 1:26-31

God insists on being Himself and doing things His own way. Man doesn't like this very much and thinks it foolishness. But he needs to be careful because "the foolishness of God is wiser than men."

I. The Plan God Chose to Adopt.

A. His insistence on revealing His glory.
1. In His unique character. Isaiah 43:11; Deuteronomy 4:35

2. In His unique creation. Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:1

B. His resistance to sharing His glory.
1. Angelic attempts. Isaiah 14:12-17

2. Human attempts. Genesis 3:5; Exodus 20:1-5; Acts 12:23;
1 Corinthians 1:29-31

C. His persistence in demonstrating His glory. Philippians 2:6-11
1. Incarnation.

2. Crucifixion.

3. Resurrection.

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Part 6: Talking Sense
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 2:1-8

Paul's arrival in Corinth heralded the start of a new life for many people. Because of his ministry many turned to the Lord, and the Church was founded. However, things were not going as well as they might have done, and Paul reminds them how they got started and how they need to go on. He talks a lot of sense to them.

I. Talking Sense…What to Say.

A. The testimony of God. v. 1
E.g. The ark of Testimony. Exodus 16:33-34; Hebrews 9:4
1. The ark-the presence of God. Exodus 25:21-22

2. The tablets-the preeminence of God.

3. The pot-the provision of God. Exodus 16:33-34

4. The rod-the power of God. Hebrews 9:4

B. The Power of God. v. 5
1. The power to resurrect. 1 Corinthians 6:14

2. The power to reign. 1 Corinthians 15:24

3. The power to reveal. 2 Corinthians 4:7

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