by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 17 and 18 of a 24 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 17: God and Israel
Series: The Epistle To The Romans
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 11:1-36

The old hymn says, "God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform." Nowhere is this better illustrated than in His dealings with Israel. His ways are wonderful, and the appropriate response is wonder and adoration.

I. God's Preservation of a Remnant in Israel. vv. 1-10

A. God has not rejected His people.
1. The evidence of Paul.
a. A son of Abraham.

b. Of the tribe of Benjamin.

c. Named for Benjamin's most famous person.

d. So long as there are Paul's, God has not rejected His people.

B. God has preserved a remnant.
1. The example of Elijah.
a. The apostasy in Elijah's time.

b. Elijah's courageous and lonely stand.


Part 18: A Sense of Values
Series: The Epistle To The Romans
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 12:1-8

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers…" begins the final section of this great epistle. It introduces a heartfelt brotherly appeal to a practical application of the truth expounded and gets right into the heart of spiritual experience by urging the readers to evaluate their values in the light of all that has been explained so far.

I. The Reality of Your Commitment. vv. 1-2

A. The requests.
1. Offer your bodies.
a. "Offer" = sacrifice, offering.

b. "Bodies" = the whole person as expressed in physical environment.

c. "Living" = life is the sphere in which spirituality is expressed.

d. "Holy" = as opposed to body as instrument of sin.

e. "Acceptable" = like Abel; unlike Cain.

2. Do not conform.
a. "This world" = as opposed to the world to come.

b. "Conform" = don't be pressed into a mold.

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