by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 56 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 3: The Cross of Christ
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 1:17-18

The stark simplicity of the message of Christ was under attack in Corinth as it is around the world today. Paul reminded the Corinthians, and he reminds us that we deviate from the cross at our peril.

I. The Preaching of the Cross.

A. The significance of the message.
1. The cross-design, not disaster. Hebrews 12:2, 22-24

2. The cross-honor, not humiliation. Philippians 2:5-11

3. The cross-triumph, not tragedy. Colossians 1:12-20

B. The significance of the method. v. 17
1. Preaching not superseded by philosophy.

2. Baptism not superior to preaching.

II. The Perishing and the Cross.

A. The condition of the perishing.
1. They are disintegrating. Luke 5:37


Part 4: Sense and Nonsense
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 1:19-26

Confusion reigns in our world. The cause of this confusion is a mystery to many people. The Bible says it is caused in part by God's sense being regarded by man as nonsense and man's sense being dismissed as nonsense to God.

I. The Sense That Is Nonsense.

"…God made foolish the wisdom of this world…"

A. The birth of worldly wisdom. Romans 1:13-23
1. Resistance to righteousness of God. v. 13

2. Rejection of revelation of God. vv. 19-20

3. Refusal to recognize God. v. 21

"Professing to be wise, they became fools." v. 22

B. The growth of worldly wisdom.
1. The practical approach.
"The Jews seek signs…." v. 22a
a. Materialism.
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