by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 7 and 8 of a 12 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 7: Family Values
Series: Enjoying The Good Life
Stuart Briscoe
Deuteronomy 6:1-25

Five of the Ten Commandments make specific references to family relationships. Moreover Moses gave detailed instructions about the need for families to function properly and showed how the "Good Life" was directly related to family life.

I. Family Values Must Be Established.

A. Strong convictions-"Upon you hearts." v. 6
1. Convictions concerning covenant.
a. "The Lord our God, the Lord is one." v. 4
b. "The Lord our God made a covenant." 5:2
c. "The Lord your God brought you out…" 5:6
d. "Love the Lord your God…" v. 5

2. Convictions concerning commandments.
a. Obedience a matter of love.
b. Obedience a matter of discipline. 8:5

3. Convictions concerning consequences.
a. Disobedience has disastrous repercussions. 5:9
b. Obedience holds great promise. vv. 24-25

B. Genuine concerns-"As a father carries his son." 1:31
1. Concerns for the children.


Part 8: Perils of the Good Life
Series: Enjoying The Good Life
Stuart Briscoe
Deuteronomy 8:1-20

After the harrowing experiences of the exodus and the wilderness, the children of Israel were, no doubt, looking forward to life in the land of promise. But Moses knew that there are perils even in the good life.

I. Possibilities of the Good Life.

A. The possibility of being an example. 7:6
1. A holy people.
2. A treasured possession.

B. The possibility of being ensnared. 7:16, 25
1. Condoning what God condemns.
2. Desiring what God detests.

II. Perils of the Good Life.

A. Obvious perils from the opposition. 7:22
1. They can be handled.
2. They won't go away. Note: "Little by little."

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