by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 29 and 30 of a 56 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 29: A Word of Warning
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 10:1-12

Both the Israelites in the wilderness and the Christians in Corinth misunderstood the way God operates, and, accordingly, both had a false idea of their own situation. The Israelites were "overthrown" and the Corinthians were warned the same thing could happen to them. We need to "take heed" of these things too.

I. The Way God Operates.

A. He formulates his plans.
1. To bring glory to Himself.

2. To bring grace to the nations.

B. He equips His people.
1. By providing for them.
a. Deliverance. Exodus 14:13-31

b. Security. Exodus 13:21

c. Leadership. Exodus 14:31

d. Sustenance. Exodus 16:4

e. Refreshment. Exodus 17:6

2. By proving them-He offers them opportunities to be:
a. Greedy or grateful. v. 6; See Psalm 78:17-19

b. Committed or compromised. v. 7; See Exodus 32:1-6


Part 30: Temptation
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 10:12-15

Temptation is a universal human problem. It is "common to man." However, it is not universally understood. Sometimes "temptation" in the Bible means "solicitation to do evil", but other times it means "testing." But always temptation comes under the ultimate control of the faithful God Who can bring blessing out of every temptation. But human cooperation is necessary.

I. The Universal Problem.

A. The Malevolent forces.
1. Satan committed to destroy.
a. Humanity. Genesis 3

b. Christ. Luke 4

c. Church. 1 Peter 5:8

d. Individuals. Luke 22:31

2. Society corrupted by godlessness. 1 John 2:15-17

3. Self confounded by selfishness. James 1:14

B. The Neutral force.
1. Natural laws that can bless or blight, e.g. gravity.

C. The Benevolent force.
1. God Who is committed to develop.

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