by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 12 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 5: Happiness Needs Direction
Series: The Pursuit of Happiness
Stuart Briscoe
Psalm 19

A commitment to being happy through pleasing yourself may be attractive, but it can become abusive. There is a better way expressed by David: "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord."

I. Getting Direction from Good Information.

A. The sources of information.
1. Speculation-man's best effort.

2. Revelation-God's self-exposure.

B. The revelation of creation. vv. 1-6
1. A revelation of God's glory. v. 1

2. A revelation of God's fidelity. v. 2

3. A revelation of God's immensity. vv. 3-4

4. A revelation of God's majesty. vv. 5-6

C. The revelation of Scripture. vv. 7-11
1. Authoritative revelation-"Law"; "Commands."


Part 6: Happiness in the Shadow of Death
Series: The Pursuit of Happiness
Stuart Briscoe
Psalm 23

Life is lived in death's shadow. The longer we live the longer the shadow. This thought can be so paralyzing that man's ingenuity has been stretched to cope with it. The Psalmist, himself no stranger to the valley, shows the best way.

I. Life and Death's Shadow.

A. Living life in the light of death.

B. Approaching death in the light of life.

II. Life with David's Shepherd.

A. A Shepherd who brings enrichment. v. 1

B. A Shepherd who provides fulfillment. v. 2a

C. A Shepherd who leads to contentment. v. 2b

D. A Shepherd who offers refreshment. v. 3a

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