by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 11, 12 and 13 of a 13 part sermon series. Three sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 11: Christ and the Church
Series: Heaven On Earth
Stuart Briscoe
Ephesians 5:22-33

The Marriage relationship is intended to be an illustration of the Christ/Church relationship. The Church is the object of the Lord's love and in the Church are centered all His plans. To be a member of the Church is to be highly privileged.

I. The Relationship of Christ to His Church.

A. His position. v. 23
1. He is the Head.
Exercising His control through:
a. The Scriptures.

b. The Sprit.

c. The Structure.

2. He is the Savior.


Part 12: Employers and Employees
Series: Heaven On Earth
Stuart Briscoe
Ephesians 6:5-9

Christians spend more time at work than at prayer. A larger part of their lives is spent in the "marketplace" than the "holy place." Accordingly their Christian approach to labor relations is of great importance.

I. The Christian Approach to Employment.

A. The dignity of employment.
1. The example of the Father. Genesis 2:2

2. The Creation ethic. Genesis 1:26-30

3. The Decalogue. Exodus 20:8-11

4. The example of Christ. Mark 6:3


Part 13: The Christian Soldier
Series: Heaven On Earth
Stuart Briscoe
Ephesians 6:10-17

The final words of this Epistle strike a solemn and salutary note. Christians are in the middle of a battle and will have to be alert if they are going to function adequately.

I. Know Your Adversary.
A. He is Satan-lit. opponent, adversary.

B. He is slanderous-devil, Gk. "diabolos."

C. He is strong-Note: "wrestle." v. 12

D. He is subtle-"wiles", Gk. "Methodia." v. 11

E. He is structured.
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