by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 43 and 44 of a 56 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 43: Make Love Your Aim
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 14:1

Businessmen are taught "management by objectives." Athletes are coached on the basis of a "game plan." And many other people are exhorted to set themselves "goals to live by." Christians are told, "Follow after love," which translated literally means "set love as your goal and go for it." But how?

I. By Embracing Spiritual Truths.

A. The necessity of spiritual goals.
1. Goal of edification. Romans 14:19

2. Goal of hospitality. Romans 12:13

3. Goal of goodness. 1 Thessalonians 5:15

4. Goal of godliness. 1 Timothy. 6:11

5. Goal of holiness. Hebrews 12:14
Note: Paul's statement. Philippians 3:12-14

B. The supremacy of love. John 13:35
1. Supreme because of divine qualities. 1 John 4:16

2. Supreme because of unique qualities. 13:4-7

3. Supreme because of abiding qualities. 13:8


Part 44: Make Ministry Your Emphasis
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 14:1-12

Having taught the Corinthians to "make love their aim," Paul went on to say that they should concentrate on ministering to each other instead of emphasizing the gifts that would minister to themselves.

I. By Carefully Establishing Spiritual Goals.

A. Make love your general aim.

B. Make edification of the church you specific aim. Note: vv. 4-5, 12
1. By insight into the nature of the church.

2. By involvement in the growth of the church.

3. By investment in the life of the church.

II. By Correctly Emphasizing Spiritual Gifts.

A. Correctly emphasizing the place of spiritual gifts.
1. Given by the Spirit.

2. Given to the people.

3. Given for the Church.

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