by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 11 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 5: This Is the Day
Series: Let's Do It God's Way
Stuart Briscoe
Exodus 20:1-8

Work and leisure are integral parts of life. The fourth commandment shows how profoundly important they are:

I. Remember the Sabbath Day.
A. The inauguration of the Sabbath.
1. Introduced in the wilderness. Exodus 16:22-30

2. Confirmed at Sinai. Exodus 20:8-11
a. The significance of work. Exodus 20:9

b. The necessity of rest.
i. No going out. Exodus 16:29
ii. No farming. Exodus 34:21
iii. No fire. Exodus 35:3
iv. No burdens. Jeremiah 17:21-22
v. No exceptions-strangers, animals, land.

B. The explanation of the Sabbath.
1. God's rest at creation. Exodus 20:11
-A humanitarian gift. Leviticus 25:1-17
2. God's deliverance in Egypt. Deuteronomy 5:15


Part 6: Life in the Family
Series: Let's Do It God's Way
Stuart Briscoe
Exodus 20:12

To honor father and mother presupposes we know them, appreciate their significance and are afforded opportunities of expressing our respect. This requires, of course, a lasting, intimate relationship in a suitable environment-we call it the family.

I. The Changing Family.
A. The family in Biblical times.
1. The Biblical concept of clan and household.
a. Joshua 7:16-18
b. Luke 2:4

2. Advantages of this system.
a. Economical survival-"that you may live long."

b. Emotional stability-"may be well with you."
i. Extended family.
ii. Roots and identity-e.g. names.
iii. Household experience.

c. Educational structure.
i. Parent/child dialogue. Exodus 12:26; 13:14
ii. Family conversions. John 4:53; Acts 10:33-34

B. The family in modern times.
1. The changes.
a. From extended to nuclear.

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