Series: When The Going Gets Tough (10 of 10) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 19 and 20 of a 20 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.

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Part 19: Take Me to Your Leaders
Series: When The Going Gets Tough
Stuart Briscoe
1 Peter 5:1-4

In all areas of human existence, leadership is of the utmost importance, particularly in times of stress. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Peter turns his attention to the leaders of the churches that are coming under pressure.

I. The People Are Like Sheep.

A. The weakness of sheep. John 10; Luke 15
1. Wild beasts.

2. Unscrupulous shepherds.

3. Natural characteristics.

B. The waywardness of sheep.
1. Peter's observation. Matthew 9:36

2. Peter's experience. Matthew 26:31f

3. Peter's teaching. 1 Peter 2:25

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Part 20: The Marks of Maturity
Series: When The Going Gets Tough
Stuart Briscoe
1 Peter 5:5-14

Peter's stated intention in writing the Epistle was to equip the believers for tough times ahead. In conclusion he gives final instructions concerning the mature behavior he expects them to exhibit.

I. Maturity and Authority. v. 5a

A. The role of the elder in the Christian community.

B. The response of the younger in the Christian community.

C. The recognition of authority in the Christian community.

II. Maturity and Humility. vv. 5b-6

A. Humility-the result of realistic assessment.
1. I am worth something because of creation.

2. I am worth something because of redemption.

3. I am worth something because of mission.

4. I am worth nothing apart from grace.

B. Humility-the result of rejected pride. Matthew 26:31ff


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