by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 3: Neighborliness
Series: How Jesus Explained It
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 10:25-37

One day a Jewish leader, well versed in the Mosaic law, stood up in one of Christ's meetings and asked a question designed to trick Him. The result of the interruption was a simple parable full of profound teaching on Neighborliness.

I. The Place of Neighborliness in the Divine Economy.

Neighborliness as:
A. A requirement of the law of God.
1. Law's insistence of love for God and man. v. 27

2. Law as a means of inheriting God's blessing. v. 28

B. A reflection of the love of God.
1. God's care for individuals.

2. God's concern for society.

C. A recognition of the creativity of God.
1. People are part of the divine intentions.

2. People are projections of the divine image.


Part 4: Prayerfulness
Series: How Jesus Explained It
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 11:1-13

John the Baptist taught his disciples to pray and some of Jesus' followers thought He should do the same thing. So He obliged them by reminding them of the prayer He had already taught them and by telling a humorous parable, which vividly illustrated prayer in action.

I. The Context of Prayerfulness.

A. The exercise of a free will…you don't have to pray!

B. The expression of an intimate relationship…"Father."

C. The exaltation of a heavenly Father…"In the heavens."

D. The exposition of a personal priority…"Thy name," etc.

E. The exhibition of a corporate involvement…"our."

F. The explanation of a personal concern…"give."

II. The Confidence of Prayerfulness.

A. The roots of confidence.
1. An accurate view of God.
a. Not a grumpy friend. See vv. 5-7

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