by Stuart Briscoe

NOTE: This sermon is part 1, 2, and 3 of a 3 part sermon series. Three sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: Why Did You Make Me, God?
Series: Who Are You, God?
Stuart Briscoe
Psalm 8:1-9

Conventional wisdom says, "seeing is believing," but what we "see" is profoundly affected by what we "believe." Those who believe that God is "the Maker of heaven and earth" embrace a very different worldview from those who believe the contrary.

I. Who Is My Maker? vv. 1-2

A. Knowing the answer is a matter of revelation, not speculation.
1. His name is "majestic in all the earth."
a. To state a name is to reveal an identity.

b. This identity is revealed in "all the earth." Psalm 19; Romans 1:20f


Part 2: How Do I Know You Love Me, God?
Series: Who Are You, God?
Stuart Briscoe
1 John 4:7-21

Karl Barth, the eminent theologian, when asked, "What, in your opinion, is the most profound theological truth?" answered simply by quoting the chil¬dren's chorus, "Jesus loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so." But what does it mean and can I be sure?

I. I Know Because of the Objective Truth of God's Love.
A. "God is love." vv. 8, 16
1. "God is love" cannot be turned around to say, "Love is god."

2. "God is love" does not cancel other aspects of His character.

3. "God is love" does not say God is 'eros' - egotistic love.

4. "God is love" does not say God is 'philia' - mutualistic love.


Part 3: What Do You Want Me to Do, God?
Series: Who Are You, God?
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 12:1-2

The person who senses the need to relate to God will, in one way or another, ask God the question, "What am I supposed to be doing?" The apostle Paul outlined the answer in Romans 12:1-2 and then elaborated on it for the rest of the epistle! But we won't today!

I. He Wants Us to Engage in "True Worship."

A. The realities of "true worship."
1. The sacrifice of Christ canceled the need for animal sacrifices.

2. The sacrifice of Christ calls for a sacrificial lifestyle.
a. "Offer your bodies"-your entire being.

b. "As living sacrifices"-a sacrificial lifestyle.

c. "Holy"-set apart for God.

d. "Pleasing to God"-bringing Him delight.
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