by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 11 and 12 of a 56 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 11: God's Temple
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 3:16-17

The Greeks in Corinth knew about the temple of Aphrodite. The Jews were familiar with the temple of Solomon. But Paul had taught them about God's temple-the Church, and they had forgotten. So he reminded them.

I. God's Temple Defined.

A. A meeting place.
1. The God who meets with people.
a. His will. 1:1

b. His grace. 1:3

c. His faithfulness. 1:9

d. His power. 1:18

e. His wisdom. 1:24

2. The people who meet with God.
a. Those who want to be washed. 6:9-11

b. Those who want to worship. 1 Kings 8:62-66


Part 12: Dealing with Deception
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 3:18-23

Deception is an art as old as Eden. It's highly sophisticated use in the world of today is something that everyone must learn to combat. "Let no man deceive himself" (v.18).

I. Recognize the Power of Deceptive Forces.

A. The forces of deception.
1. The power of sin to deceive. Hebrews 3:13

2. The power of satin to deceive. 2 Corinthians 11:3

3. The power of self to deceive. Galatians 6:3; James 1:22

4. The power of society to deceive.
a. Contemporary thinking. v. 18

b. Contemporary standards. v. 19

c. Contemporary interests. Matthew 13:22

d. Contemporary values. v. 21a

B. The fruits of deception.
1. Mistaken philosophies…folly for wisdom.

2. Misplaced trust…self for God.
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