by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 11 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 5: Discipline and Obedience
Series: Problem Areas
Stuart Briscoe

Many values are under attack in our society but at the root of the contemporary attitude is a resistance to the principle of obedience.

I. The Meaning of Obedience.

A. The etymological meaning.
1. Hebrew: lit. "to hearken to." 1 Samuel 15:22

2. Greek:
a. "Hypakouo": lit. "to hear under."
b. "Eisakouo": lit. "to hear into."
c. "Peithomai": lit. "to yield to persuasion."
d. "Peitharcheo": lit. "to submit to authority."

B. The theological meaning.
1. To accept God's authority.
2. To follow God's direction.

II. The Importance of Obedience.

A. Obedience as a creation principle. Genesis 2:15-17


Part 6: Discovering and Doing God's Will
Series: Problem Areas
Stuart Briscoe

There is a natural tendency for human beings to concentrate on themselves and to see everything as it relates to them. We need to learn, however, to start with God and see how everything relates to Him. This includes an understanding of His will, what it is and how we discover and do it.

I. Desiring God's Will.

A. Recognizing God has a plan.
1. Consistent with His character. Ephesians 1:5-19
2. Cosmic in its scope. 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

B. Believing God's plan is good. Romans 12:1-2

C. Identifying the distinctives of God's plan.
1. The distinctive of spiritual maturity. 1 Thessalonians 4:3
2. The distinctive of worshipful attitudes. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
3. The distinctive of eternal assurance. John 6:35-40
4. The distinctive of societal impact. 1 Peter 2:13-15
5. The distinctive of personal commitment. 1 Peter 4:19

D. Desiring God's plan to be implemented.
1. The illustrations of the Lord Jesus. Hebrews 10:7

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