by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 12 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 4: Caring and Sharing
Series: Enjoying The Good Life
Stuart Briscoe
Deuteronomy 1:9-18

Some people estimate that there were over 2 million people in the wilderness en route to the good life. No wonder Moses expressed deep concern about proper care for them. Fortunately his father-in-law showed him how to mobilize the people into a caring/sharing community.

I. The Immensity of the Problem-Caring for All the People.

A. Numerical problems. v. 10
1. Evidence of Divine blessing.
2. But had to be handled.

B. Social problems.
1. Slaves. Exodus 21:1-11
2. Widows. Deuteronomy 10:17-19
3. Aliens. Numbers 11:4

C. Personal problems.
1. Burdens of guilt. Psalm 38:4
2. Burdens of circumstance. 2 Samuel 15:33


Part 4: Loving God
Series: Enjoying The Good Life
Stuart Briscoe
Deuteronomy 10:12-22

Moses explained to the people exactly what the Lord expected of them and showed how, if they responded appropriately, it would be for their own good. In other words, he gave them God's recipe for the good life.

I. The Expectation-"What Does the Lord Ask of You?"

A. The priority-Loving God.
Note: Deuteronomy 6:5; 10:12; 11:1, 13, 22; 13:3
1. The spiritual priority. Matthew 22:35-40
2. The relational priority. Matthew 10:37-39; John 21:15-17
3. The motivational priority. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

B. The reality-heart and soul and strength. Psalm 78:36-37
1. Heart reality-mind.
a. Circumcised hearts. v. 16
b. Tested hearts. 8:2; 13:3

2. Soul reality-emotion.
a. "Life on the line."
b. "Throwing yourself into it."

3. Strength reality-will.

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