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: How to Talk About God
Series: Christians Awake!
Stuart Briscoe

"Witnessing," "sharing your faith," "spreading the Gospel," mean different things to different people, but they all include talking about God. So let's talk about talking about God.

I. Why Should We Talk About God?

A. Some say: "My faith is a personal matter."
But God says: Romans 10:9; Psalm 107:2; Matthew 10:32

B. Some say: "It's the preacher's job."
But God says: Ephesians 4:11-12; 2 Timothy 2:2

C. Some say: "People should be free to believe whatever they wish."
But God says: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

D. Some say: "Actions speak louder than words."
But God says: Matthew 5:16; 12:34

II. Why Do We Find It Difficult to Talk About God?

Note: Moses' experience. Exodus 3:4f

A. Lack of content.


Part 6: Loving God and People
Series: Christians Awake!
Stuart Briscoe
Romans 5:1-11; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

One of the most dramatic conversions in the history of Christianity was that of Saul of Tarsus. From being the arch-enemy of Christ, he became the Great Apostle. He explained that it was because "The Son of God loved me and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:20

I. The Love of God Explained. Romans 5:1-11

A. The human condition.
1. Sinners. v. 8
a. A universal condition. Romans 3:23

b. An undeniable condition. (fall short = lack)

c. An unacceptable condition. (cf. good, righteous, v. 7)

2. Powerless. v. 6
a. Incapable of living rightly.

b. Unable to rectify situation.

3. Ungodly. v. 6
a. Irreverence, impiety.

b. Attitudes towards God.

4. Enemies. v. 10
a. Active-human hostility Godwards.

b. Passive-divine disapproval manwards.

B. The divine action.
1. The motivation.
a. God's own love. v. 8

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