by Stuart Briscoe

This content is part of a series.

NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 8 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 5: Purifying God's People
Series: God's Very Own People
Stuart Briscoe
Titus 2:11-15

The Golden Gate Bridge serves as a means of getting people from one side of the Golden Gate to the other. It also serves as an illustration of God's means of getting people from where they are to where He wants them-purified as His very own.

I. God's People Problem.

A. A people active in "ungodliness." v. 12
B. A people attracted to "worldly passions." v. 12
C. A people anchored in the "present age." v. 12
D. A people antagonistic in "wickedness." v. 14

II. God's Perfect Project.

A The Epiphany events standing like towers.
1. The Epiphany of grace. v. 11
a. The grace of God that was unmerited.
b. The greatness of God that is unlimited. v. 13
c. The gift of God that was uninhibited. v. 14

2. The Epiphany of glory. v. 13
a. The dreadful day of the Lord. Joel 2:31
b. The glorious day of the Lord. Acts 2:20

B. The salvation experiences suspended like cables.


Part 6: Reminding God's People
Series: God's Very Own People
Stuart Briscoe
Titus 3:1-5

Memory is a bridge from the past to the present. Remembering can therefore be pleasant or painful. Some things are better forgotten; others must be cherished. But reminding people of spiritual truths is the prime task of both the Holy Spirit (John 14:2) and the Christian leader.

I. Reminding God's People How They Used to Live. v. 3

A. In relation to God.
1. Darkened in understanding.
2. Disobedient to revealed truth.

B. In relation to self.
1. Deceived by misinformation.
2. Dominated by self-centeredness.

C. In relation to others.
1. Distorted by reactions.
2. Discouraged by opposition
3. Destroyed by attitudes.

II. Reminding God's People How They Were Saved. v. 4

A. Not all people are God's people.

B. All God's people are saved people.
1. Salvation is an act.
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