by Stuart Briscoe

This content is part of a series.

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


Part 3: God With Us-To Comfort
Series: Immanuel-God With Us
Stuart Briscoe
Psalm 23:1-6

David the Psalmist described the experience of knowing "God With us," saying, "I will fear no evil for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me." In understanding and believing this, the heart's true comfort is found.

I. The Comfort that Comes from Knowing His Presence.

A. Knowing who He is-"The Lord is my shepherd."

B. Knowing what He is-"The Lord is my shepherd."

C. Knowing that He is-"The Lord is my shepherd."

D. Knowing where He is-"The Lord is my…shepherd with me."

E. Knowing why He is-"The Lord…your rod and staff."
1. The rod to ward off enemies of the sheep.

2. The staff to direct the wayward sheep.

F. Knowing whose He is-"The Lord is my shepherd."

II. The Comfort that Comes from Experiencing His Provision.

A. The provision of sufficiency-"I shall lack nothing."


Part 4: God With Us-To Indwell
Series: Immanuel-God With Us
Stuart Briscoe
Ephesians 3:14-21

Just before His crucifixion Jesus told His disciples that they would soon "realize that I am in the Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you" (John 14:20). Modern disciples must embrace the mystery of the mutual indwelling of which He spoke.

I. The Mystery of the Indwelling. Colossians 1:24 27

A. A mystery hidden for generations.

B. A mystery now disclosed to the saints.

C. A mystery rich and glorious.

D. A mystery concerning the indwelling Christ.

E. A mystery concerning ultimate hope.

II. The Mutuality of the Indwelling. John 14:20

A. Christ in the Father.
1. One with Him from a past eternity.

2. Sent by Him in the incarnation.
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