by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3, 4, and 5 of a 5 part sermon series. Three sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 3: How Can I Find Peace of Mind?
Series: The Search For Answers
Stuart Briscoe
Philippians 3:20-4:9

Life is full of uncertainties and unpleasantness. So it is no surprise that mild anxiety, chronic worry and sheer panic abound. Such things are injurious to our health, relationships and general well being. But is it possible to find peace of mind?

I. What Do We Mean by "Peace of Mind?"

A. "Peace of mind" is not produced by the eradication of stress. See Judges 6

B. "Peace of mind" is not the result of the cessation of hostilities. See 2 Samuel 11:7

C. "Peace of mind" is the "peace of God"-"the tranquility of order." Isaiah 48:17f

D. "Peace" is the Savior's gift given to mankind. John 14:2; 16:33


Part 4: How Should I Handle Temptation?
Series: The Search For Answers
Stuart Briscoe

I. Understanding Temptation-Testing.

Note: "Peirasmos"=temptation or testing.
A. An opportunity to go wrong-or a chance to do right.

B. A potential seduction-or a possible strengthening.

C. An exposure of human weakness-or a revelation of God's power.

D. An example of the devil's hostility-or an exhibition of the Lord's hand.

E. An attempt to destroy us-or a means to develop us.


Part 5: Where Can I Find Satisfaction?
Series: The Search For Answers
Stuart Briscoe
Philippians 4:10-13

Webster's Dictionary defines "satisfaction" as "something which satisfies!" But adds: "Sat'is.fy 1. to gratify fully the wants, wishes, or desires of; to supply to the full extent of what is wished for; to make content." We know what it is, but where do we find it?

I. Longing for Satisfaction-the Gratification of Desire.

A. If satisfaction is the gratification of desire, we need to examine our desires.
1. The place of desire in the human heart. Psalm 27:4; 37:4; 23:1

2. The perversion of desire in the human heart. See 1 Thessalonians 2:17; 4:5
a. Through our environment, "the world." 1 John 2:15-17

b. Through our nature, "the flesh." James 3:1-3; Ephesians 2:2-3

3. The paradox of desire in the human heart.
a. The satisfaction that leaves us dissatisfied. See Ecclesiastes
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