by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 23 and 24 of a 24 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 23: The Ministering Mentality
Series: The Epistle to the Romans
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 15:1-33

The desire to please ourselves is a powerful motivational factor. It can lead to all kinds of selfishness and inappropriate independence. Because the Christian follows Christ, he/she exhibits a different attitude-the ministering mentality.

I. The Ministry of Edification. vv. 1-14

A. A matter of attitude.
1. Recognition of moral responsibility.
a. Ought. v. 1

b. Owe. v. 27

c. c.f. Romans 1:14-15

2. Exercise of personal restraint.
a. Sacrificial example of Christ.

b. Sacrificial restraint of self.

c. Sacrificial outreach to others.

3. Development of spiritual relationships.
a. Commitment to building up others through service.


Part 24: The Importance of Being Careful
Series: The Epistle to the Romans
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 16:1-27

In the first eleven chapters Paul explained the doctrine of Christianity. In the following four chapters he showed practical implications of Christian living but in the final chapter he concludes with personal greetings, which are as instructive as they are illuminating. He showed that we must:

I. Be Careful to Give Encouragement to People. vv. 1-16; 21-24
A. Receive people, e.g. Phoebe. vv. 1-2

B. Thank people, e.g. Priscilla and Aquila. vv. 3-5

C. Remember people, e.g. Epenetus. v. 5

D. Respect people, e.g. Andronicus, Junias. v. 7

E. Befriend people, e.g. Ampliatus, Stachys. vv. 8-9

F. Affirm people, e.g. Apelles. v. 10

G. Mother people, e.g. Rufus' mother. v. 13

H. Greet people. vv. 3-16

Notes: i. Number of women.

ii. Number of households.

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