by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 53 and 54 of a 56 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 53: Concerning the Collection
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 16:1-4

The church in Jerusalem was extremely poor. Paul felt that the churches overseas should be concerned, so he organized a "collection." His teaching on the subject is invaluable to the church today.

I. The Spiritual Aspects of the Collection.

N.B. The words Paul uses to describe it.
A. Collection. Gk. "logeia." v. 1
1. Related to "logos"-communicate, contribute.

2. Jewish background. Exodus 30:11; Nehemiah 10:32; Matthew 17:24

B. Liberality. Gk. "charis." v. 3
1. The attitude of God to man is "charis."

2. The attitude of believers to God's work is "charis."

C. Contribution. Gk. "koinonia. Romans 15:26
1. Sharing with someone in something.


Part 54: Local Churches and World Missions
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 16:5-12

Paul's ministry was so international in scope that he gave a sense of world missions to all the local churches he established. Local churches need to remember that Christ died for all and that all need to know. Therefore, our subject today is of primary importance.

I. Local Churches Should Understand World Missions.

A. The spiritual aspects of world missions.
1. The will of the Lord. v. 7

2. The ways of the Lord. v. 9; Acts 14:27; Colossians 4:3

3. The work of the Lord. v. 10

B. The practical aspects of world missions. v. 9
1. The opportunities.
a. The vastness of the opportunity-"great doors."

b. The viability of the opportunity-"effectual."

c. The variety of the opportunity, e.g., Acts 19:1, 8-9, 21, 30

2. The opponents.
a. Cultural opponents. Acts 19:9
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