by Stuart Briscoe

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


Part 11: Prosperity and Poverty
Series: Enjoying The Good Life
Stuart Briscoe
Deuteronomy 15:1-11

Having lived at subsistence level in the wilderness, the Children of Israel were no strangers to poverty. The thought of the prosperity which awaited them was, therefore, extremely exciting. But they needed to learn how to handle prosperity wisely.

I. The Promise of Prosperity. vv. 4-6; 8:17-18

A. The covenant aspect. v. 4
1. He had given them deliverance.
2. He was giving an inheritance.

B. The cooperation aspect. v. 5
1. He will richly bless.
2. You must fully obey.
3. He will give the land.
4. You must possess the inheritance.
5. He gives ability to produce.
6. You must use the God-given ability.

C. The corporate aspect.
1. Prosperity that was national, not just personal. v. 6


Part 12: Decision Time
Series: Enjoying The Good Life
Stuart Briscoe
Deuteronomy 30:11-20

Life is made up of decisions. Some are made for us, others we must make for ourselves. Many appear to be relatively insignificant, some are profoundly important. But nobody among the children of Israel was unaware of the significance of the decision that they faced.

I. Decision Making and Freedom.

A. Theories of freedom.
1. Determinism.
a. Naturalistic.
b. Theistic.
2. Indeterminism.
3. Self-determinism.

B. Biblical teachings on freedom.
1. Divine sovereignty.
2. Human responsibility. See Genesis 2:16-17; Ezekiel 18:1-32

II. Decision Making and Facts.

A. Decisions often made on impulse.

B. Decisions should be based on information.

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