Series: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Holiness (2 of 5) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 3: Holiness and the Contribution of Christ
Series: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Holiness
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 1:2, 18-31

The church at Corinth had well documented shortcomings. Nevertheless Paul referred to it as "those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy" (1 Corinthians 1:2). He explained that this was due to the fact that Christ was their "righteousness, sanctification (holiness) and redemption" (1 Corinthians 1:30 KJV; NIV).

I. People in Corinth.

A. Their characteristics.
1. Arrogance. v. 22
a. Jews demanded signs. John 6:30

b. Greeks looked for wisdom.

2. Independence. v. 23
a. Jews "scandalized" by the Cross.

b. Greeks dismissed the message with contempt.

3. License. 1 Corinthians 5:9f, 6:9f
a. Immorality, idolatry, indulgence.

b. Rejection of what they knew. Romans 1:18f

B. Their condition.


Part 4: Holiness and the Consequences of Redemption
Series: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Holiness
Stuart Briscoe
1 Peter 1:13-25

As soon as God had "redeemed" the Children of Israel from Egypt, He told them, "Be holy, because I am holy" (Leviticus 11:44). Peter applied the principle to believers in all ages. What it means and how it works is our concern today.

I. He Who Is Holy Has Provided Us Redemption.

A. Redemption from:
1. Empty lifestyles. v. 18; Ephesians 4:17

2. Misguided traditions. v. 1

3. Evil desires. v. 14

4. Spiritual ignorance. v. 14

B. Redemption by:
1. Merciful Father. v. 3

2. Blood of Christ (not perishable things). vv. 18-19

C. Redemption unto:

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