Series: When The Going Gets Tough (6 of 10) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 11 and 12 of a 20 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 11: Injustice
Series: When The Going Gets Tough
Stuart Briscoe
1 Peter 2:18-25

Injustice has never been more clearly expressed than in the institution of slavery. The early church's approach to the problem is enlightening, and Peter's instructions to slaves contain principles of behavior for Christians who suffer injustice in all ages.

I. Injustice and the Extreme of Slavery.

A. Slavery and the Pagan World.
1. The treatment of persons as property.

2. "Masters and slaves have nothing in common, a slave is a living tool" (Aristotle).

3. The sources of slaves:
a. Born slaves.

b. Captured slaves.

c. Self-sold.

d. Bankruptcy.

e. Traded slaves.


Part 12: Marriage in Focus
Series: When The Going Gets Tough
Stuart Briscoe
1 Peter 3:1-7

The emphasis on the importance of relationships continues with this passage on marriage. The divine institution of marriage is always open to attack but is itself a great resource in tough times.

I. Applying the Principles of Christian Marriage. v. 7

A. Applying the principle of Spiritual Equality.
1. Seeing you are heirs together.
a. Of grace.

b. Of life.

2. Saying your prayers together.
a. Evidence of attitude.

b. Indication of gratitude.

3. Sharing your cares together.
a. An automatic recourse.

b. An agreed resource.

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