Series: When The Going Gets Tough (8 of 10) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 15 and 16 of a 20 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.

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Part 15: Suffering
Series: When The Going Gets Tough
Stuart Briscoe
1 Peter 3:17-22

The magnitude of human suffering is beyond understanding, and its meaning is no less challenging. But Christians, because they have a unique relationship with the crucified Savior, have a special approach to the whole subject.

I. Insight into Christ's Sufferings. vv. 18-19

A. His sufferings were foreordained. 1:10; Luke 24:26; Acts 3:18

B. His sufferings were propitiatory. "For sins."

C. His sufferings were substitutionary. "Just for unjust."

D. His sufferings were conclusive. "Once for all."

E. His sufferings were reconciliatory. "Bring us to God."

F. His sufferings were extraordinary. "Put to death."

G. His sufferings were temporary. "Made alive."

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Part 16: Taking Up the Cross
Series: When The Going Gets Tough
Stuart Briscoe
1 Peter 4:1-6

When Jesus said, "Anyone who does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me." Peter was among the disciples who were listening. He did not understand the significance of the words at that time, but later in his epistles he shares what the Master meant.

I. The Appreciation of the Cross-as Experienced by Peter.

A. Peter's reaction to Christ. John 1:14-42
1. He was happy to be introduced.

2. He was prepared to be involved.

B. Peter's rejection of the cross.
1. He was appalled at the thought. Matthew 16:21-22

2. He was opposed to the action. John 18:10-11

C. Peter's reception of Calvary.
1. Peter's denial. Matthew 26:69ff

2. Peter's defection.

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