by Stuart Briscoe

NOTE: This sermon is part 1, 2 and 3 of a 3 part sermon series. Three sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: Worship and Devotions
Series: God of Wonder, God of Worship
Stuart Briscoe
Psalm 19

In addition to recognizing the significance of congregational worship on the Lord's Day, it is important for believers to develop the practice of personal daily devotions.

I. The Place of Daily Devotions.
A. Starting the day with the right attitude-"I will awaken the dawn." Psalm 108:1 5
1. Gratitude for the past.

2. Confidence for the future.

B. Living the day with an expectant spirit-"I wait in expectation." Psalm 5:2-3
1. You have dedicated it.

2. He will direct it.


Part 2: Worship and Prayer
Series: God of Wonder, God of Worship
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 11:1-13

Worship is a response to God's self-revelation. Prayer, which is either a spoken or unuttered response to Him, is therefore a premiere aspect of worship. Jesus taught us we should pray and pray continually, whether in the congregation or alone.

I. What Jesus Taught Us About Prayer.

A. Prayer is a declaration of deficiency, "teach us to pray." v. 1
1. Highlighted by Christ's practice. 3:21; 6:12; 9:28

2. Highlighted by others' example, "as John taught his disciples."

3. Highlighted by Scriptural teaching. Daniel 9:2-3

B. Prayer is a declaration of dependence, [Our] Father [in heaven]. See Matthew 6:9


Part 3: Worship and Listening (3 of 3)
Series: God of Wonder, God of Worship
Stuart Briscoe
James 1:16-27

Years ago, Mortimer Adler wrote a book entitled How to Read a Book. It sounded elementary, but it proved to be absolutely necessary. I suspect that knowing how to listen to a sermon may be equally elementary and necessary.

I. Listening Requires Anticipation.

A. Anticipation through understanding the place of the sermon.
1. Secular-"a religious talk" or "a long and tedious lecture on behavior."

2. Historical-an exposition of Scripture in the context of worship.
a. Fathers.

b. Friars.

c. Reformers.

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