by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 9 and 10 of a 14 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 9: Personal Responsibility
Series: Sound Sense For Successful Living
Stuart Briscoe
Proverbs 8-9

Passing the buck has been popular since Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent. Today we blame the government, the weather, our genes, or the school board for most things. But in the main things, God points to each of us and informs us "the buck stops here." See 8:36; 9:12

I. The Responsibility of Exercising Personal Discernment.

A. The availability of truth. vv. 1-5
1. Truth is attractive. vv. 6-12
a. Noble. v. 6

b. Right. v. 6

c. Straight. v. 9

d. Rich. vv. 10-11

e. Prudent. v. 12

f. Discrete. v. 12

2. Truth is abrasive.
a. Wickedness is abomination. v. 7


Part 10: Rich Man, Poor Man
Series: Sound Sense For Successful Living
Stuart Briscoe
Proverbs 10-11

Schemes for making money abound. Opportunities for amassing wealth are part of our society. But some rich men are poor, rich men. Some poor men are rich, poor men. What does it mean to be rich?

I. The Making of a Rich Man, Poor Man.

N.B. The terms "rich, poor" are relative.

A. The divine element…the blessing of the Lord. v. 22
1. The granting of capability.

2. The presenting of opportunity. Deuteronomy 8:18

B. The social element…the shame of the sleeper. v. 5
1. The evidence of teachability. v. 1

2. The demonstration of sensitivity. v. 5

C. The personal element…the hand of the diligent. v. 4
1. The accepting of responsibility.

2. The engaging in productivity.

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