Series: The Pursuit Of Happiness (2 of 6) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 12 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.

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Part 3: Self-Image and Happiness
Series: The Pursuit Of Happiness
Stuart Briscoe
Psalm 8

The Psalmist, in a somber mood, asked, "What is man?" and then proceeded to answer his own question. What he said is crucial for a generation that struggles with self-image.

I. Self-Image and the Creator. vv. 1-2

A. The majesty of His Person.
1. "O Lord…" Lit. "I am the One Who (continually) is."

2. God of Abraham's day (Genesis 15:2); God of Moses' day (Exodus 3:14).

B. The majesty of His rule.
1. "O Lord, our Lord…" N.B. "Adonai-A Superior One."

C. The majesty of His character.
1. Name-sum total of His attributes.

D. The majesty of His work.
1. Seen in all the earth.

2. Acknowledged above the heavens.

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Part 4: Happiness and Discouragement
Series: The Pursuit Of Happiness
Stuart Briscoe
Psalm 11

In this world, as in David's world, there is much to be discouraged about. This is undeniable and unavoidable. So what can be done about it?

I. David's Discouragement. vv. 1-3

A. Discouragement born in adversity.
1. Bending of bows.

2. Shooting from shadows.

3. Crumbling of foundations.

B. Discouragement nurtured by advice.
1. Flee to your mountain.

2. There's nothing you can do.

3. So keep your head down and…

4. Look out for yourself.


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