by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 20 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: What It Means to Serve
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 13:36; Psalm 89:19-37

The second King of Israel, whose life is documented in detail in Scripture, was a striking example of what it means to serve God.

I. Developing a Servant's Attitude.

A. Rejecting the selfish spirit.
1. Common sense.

2. Christian conviction.

B. Embracing the servant role.
1. A sense of privilege. Colossians 3:24

2. A sense of perspective. Acts 27:23

3. A sense of purpose. 1 Thessalonians 1:9; Galatians 5:13; Philippians 2:22

II. Identifying a Servant's Opportunity.

A. The universal scale of God's plan. 1 Corinthians 15:24-28

B. The individual dimension of God's purpose. Ephesians 2:10
1. Design.


Part 2: A Man After God's Own Heart
Series: King David - God's Servant
Stuart Briscoe
1 Samuel 13:14

When God rejected Saul's leadership of Israel, He announced that the replacement would be "a man after His own heart" (1 Samuel 13:14). This man was David.

I. The Matter of the Heart.

A. How God designed the heart.
1. Designed to discern. 1 Samuel 12:20

2. Designed to desire. 1 Samuel 12:20

3. Designed to decide. 1 Samuel 12:20

4. Designed to dedicate. 1 Samuel 14:7

B. How God deals with the heart.
1. God examines the heart. 1 Samuel 9:19, 16:7; Mark 7:20

2. God touches the heart. 1 Samuel 10:26; Ephesians 3:17

3. God changes the heart. 1Samuel 10:9; Malachi 4:6

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