Series: Sound Sense For Successful Living (3 of 7) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 14 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 5: Bright Prospects
Series: Sound Sense For Successful Living
Stuart Briscoe
Proverbs 4:1-27

Modern man is understandably concerned about the future. For many the prospects are gloomy in the extreme. But according to Scripture “the path of the just” gets brighter along the way, until the final glorious day (v. 18).

I. Prospects Are the Products of the Past. vv. 1-9

(e.g. the world of architecture, agriculture, athletics)

A. Openness to be taught. vv. 1-3
1. What has been proven in experience—“a father.”

2. What is known to be “good doctrine.”

B. Willingness to be obedient. vv. 4-5
1. Retain.

2. Keep.

3. Forget not.

4. Neither decline.

C. Eagerness to be principled. vv. 6-9
1. “Get wisdom” a priority. e.g. Matthew 6:33


Part 6: Straight Talk About Sex - Part 1
Series: Sound Sense For Successful Living
Stuart Briscoe
Proverbs 5:1-23

It has been said that "all societies have faced the problem of reconciling the need of controlling sex with that of giving it adequate expression." But it must be admitted that all societies have not achieved the right balance. The Scriptures, rightly understood, do.

I. The Scriptural Expose of Sex as Sin.

A. "Sweet talking sex" as sin. 5:3-6
1. The promised delights. v. 3
a. Freedom from restriction.

b. Fulfillment of experience.

2. The hidden dangers.
a. Ultimate disillusion. v. 4

b. Spiritual deadness. v. 5

c. Personal dilemma. v. 6

d. Moral disintegration. vv. 9-14

3. The prescribed defense.
a. Bow thin ear. v. 1

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