by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 5 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: I Live by Faith
Series: The Life I Now Live
Stuart Briscoe
Galatians 2:20

Everybody you've ever met is in the process of living a lifetime. Every one of them has developed a certain approach to life; we call it a lifestyle. Behind every lifestyle is a system of beliefs that determines attitudes and actions. You could call this living by faith. But in what?

I. Why Believe Anything?

A. The question of human intelligence: Why do I have so many questions?
1. The existence of human powers of observation, deduction and curiosity.

2. The limits of all the above lead to questions, assumptions, and conclusions.

B. The question of human existence: Why am I here?

C. The question of human relevance: Who am I?

D. The question of human transience: Where am I going?

II. Everybody Believes Something.

A. Belief that God is; belief that God is not.

B. Belief that God is interested in me; belief that He isn't.


Part 2: I Live for God
Series: The Life I Now Live
Stuart Briscoe
Galatians 2:19-20

"Quality of life" is now a major factor in people's thinking. They are asking, "What are we living for?" Answers proliferate, but the Bible says we are called to "live for God!"

I. Living for God Does Not Come Naturally.

A. Living for myself: personal goals and self-satisfaction.

B. Living for others: concerns for family, neighbors, and world.

C. Living for God: transcendent purpose, eternal dimension.

II. Living for God Does Not Happen Automatically.

A. Living for God involves being justified by faith.
1. No one is justified by the works of the law.
a. What does it mean to be justified?

b. What exactly are the works of the law?
i. Earning justification through obeying Mosaic law: legalism.

ii. Living Christian life by religious observance: nomism.

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