Series: When The Going Gets Tough (4 of 10) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 7 and 8 of a 20 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 7: Spiritual Growth
Series: When The Going Gets Tough
Stuart Briscoe
1 Peter 2:1-3

If it is true that when the going gets tough the tough get going, Christians need to recognize the need for spiritual toughness in their confrontation of spiritually tough situations. Peter calls it "growing up in your salvation."

I. The Initiation of Spiritual Growth.

A. The proclamation of the word of God. 1:25
1. The living word.

2. The enduring word.

3. The word of truth.

B. The introduction to the Son of God. v. 3
1. The invitation to "taste and see." Psalm 34:8

2. To experience that "the Lord is good."

C. The reception of the life of God. 1:23; 1 Peter 1:4


Part 8: Building on the Rock
Series: When The Going Gets Tough
Stuart Briscoe
1 Peter 2:4-8

Peter (Gk. "Petros") was called the rock (Gk. "petra") on which Christ would build His church, but Peter called Christ "the living stone" and "the rock" and said that all believers like living stones are being built up in Christ. When the going gets tough, what and how and where you are building is important.

I. Christ-The Living Stone.

A. The divine revelation of the Living Stone.
1. Prophetic pronouncement.
a. Jehovah's promise of judgment. Isaiah 8:12ff

b. Jehovah's principle of justice. Isaiah 28:16ff

c. Jewish psalm of jubilation. Psalm 118:22

2. Messianic parable. Mark 11:1-12
a. The vineyard.

b. The violence.

c. The vindication.

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