by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 9 and 10 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 9: Selfishness
Series: How Jesus Explained It
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 14:1-24

On entering the house of a notable Pharisee Jesus was appalled by the display of selfishness on every hand. He spoke to the issue with great force because He knew that "whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased." v. 11

I. Selfishness Defined.

Webster: "The exclusive consideration by a person of his own interest
and happiness."

A. Selfishness is not a healthy "love of self."

B. Selfishness is not a normal instinct of "self preservation."

C. Selfishness is a deifying of yourself.
1. Demonstrated by disobedience to God.

2. Demonstrated by disregard of people.

II. Selfishness Displayed.

A. Using people for the sake of an idea. v. 2

B. Abandoning principle for the sake of advantage. v. 5


Part 10: Lostness
Series: How Jesus Explained It
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 15:1-32

Jesus was constantly criticized for his associations with people of questionable reputation. He explained that these people were "lost" and that it was a major part of His ministry to "seek" these lost people. He also made it clear that those who have no concern for the lost have little knowledge of God.

I. The Condition of "Lostness."

Note: Gk. "apollmi."

A. Lostness means destruction. 4:34

B. Lostness means disintegration. 5:37

C. Lostness means dissipation. 9:24

D. Lostness means disorientation. 15:4

II. The Causes of "Lostness."

A. Lostness through inevitable circumstances-"coins."
1. Unaware of lostness.

2. Unable to act.

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