by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 7 and 8 of a 11 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 7: Living with Unbelievers
Series: Problem Areas
Stuart Briscoe

Part of the tension of the Christian life comes from the necessity for Christians to live their lives in an environment that may not be Christian, among people who are not necessarily believers.

I. How Believers Look at Unbelievers.

A. Realistic appraisal.
1. God created all people.
2. All people have fallen short of His standards.
3. All people need to be reconciled to God.
4. The only way is through grace and faith.
5. Those who choose not to believe are not reconciled.

B. Genuine appreciation.
1. In the chaos there is genuine creativity.
2. In the sinfulness there is genuine sincerity.
3. In the selfishness there is genuine sensitivity.
4. In the decadence there is genuine decency.

C. Deep apprehension.
1. Apprehension about the unbelievers' philosophy.
a. The unbelieving atheist.
b. The unbelieving moralist.
c. The unbelieving humanist.

2. Apprehension about the unbelievers' society.


Part 8: Prayer
Series: Problem Areas
Stuart Briscoe

The emphasis placed on prayer in the Bible cannot be missed, but the practical experience of prayer in many believers' lives is far short of all that the Scriptures seem to expect. Some practical help is necessary.

I. What Is Prayer?

"Prayer is the talking part of the Divine/human relationship."

A. The relationship of unity. Romans 7:4
B. The relationship of authority. Colossians 3:24
C. The relationship of familiarity. John 15:15

II. Why Should I Pray?

A. Because I want to. See above
B. Because I'm told to. Matthew 6:9
C. Because I need to.

III. What Should I Pray?

A. P-Praise.
B. R-Repentance.

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