Series: What Makes Christians Tick? (2 of 4) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 9 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.

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Part 3: When Duty Calls
Series: What Makes Christians Tick?
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 9:1-23

Motives make people act. Motivation urges people to achieve things they consider significant. The call to duty has always been powerful for some people, but for the Christian it has special importance.

I. Rights.

A. Rights must be recognized.
1. The right to be recognized. vv. 1-2

2. The right to be respected. vv. 3-5

3. The right to be refreshed. v. 6

4. The right to be remunerated. vv. 7-12

B. Rights must be regulated.
1. Rights are secondary to responsibilities. See Exodus 20

2. Rights are met when responsibilities are fulfilled.

3. Rights are always subject to restraint. v. 15

II. Responsibilities.

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Part 4: A Sense of Privilege
Series: What Makes Christians Tick?
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 4:1-5

Give some people a uniform and they will be motivated. Give others a title and the same thing happens. Take others into your confidence and they will be encouraged to perform better. It all has to do with a sense of privilege.

I. A Sense of Privilege. vv. 1-2

A. A matter of position.
1. Servants of Christ.
a. Greek "huperetes"-one who assists the principle in completing a task.

b. An under-rower.

c. Pulling on an oar while Jesus charts the course.

2. Stewards of the mysteries.
a. Mysteries-the revelation of what was previously hidden.

b. Revelation contrasted with speculation.

c. The privilege of being initiated while living among the uninitiated.

B. A matter of pride.


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