by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 9 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 5: A Touch of Compassion (5 of 9)
Series: What Makes Christians Tick?
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 10:30-37

Peter Ustinov said, "Charity is more common than compassion because charity is tax deductible while compassion is merely time consuming." His skeptical observation points out the importance of proper Christian motivation.

I. Compassion as Part of the Divine Nature.
N.B. Compassion-to love, pity, show mercy, gut feeling, suffer with.
A. God's compassion-the basis of His covenant.
1. God's call to Moses. Exodus 3:7-10

2. God's reminder to Moses. Exodus 34:5-7

B. God's compassion-the reason for Israel's survival.
1. The prophets' re-iteration. Isaiah 14:1

2. The believers' comfort. Lamentations 3:21-27

C. God's compassion-the motive of salvation.
1. The mercies of God. Romans 12:1-2

D. God's compassion-the model of Christ.
1. Demonstrated in attitude. Matthew 9:36; 14:14

2. Articulated in teaching. Matthew 18:23-35


Part 6: Team Spirit
Series: What Makes Christians Tick?
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 12:1-27

Those who have participated in team activities know the value of team spirit. The French call it "esprit de corps"-"body spirit"-an expression which transfers easily to the church-the body of Christ.

I. How to Generate Team Spirit in the Church.

A. Emphasize our common experience.
1. The activity of God. v. 6

2. The acknowledgement of Christ. vv. 3, 5

3. The action of the Spirit. vv. 3-4
a. Baptism of the Spirit. vv. 3-4

b. Indwelling of the Spirit.

c. Enabling of the Spirit. v. 11

B. Emphasize the common good. v. 7
1. The uniqueness of the individual.
a. Unique circumstances. v. 13

b. Unique calling. v. 18

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