by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 12 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 3: Facing Up to Your Frustrations
Series: Where To Find Help
Stuart Briscoe
Hebrews 4:1-13

"A frustration is an obstacle (an event, person, or physical barrier) that hinders our progress toward a goal" (Gary Collins). The children of Israel were definitely frustrated in the wilderness, and the Hebrews were reminded to learn from their experience. So are we.

I. The Problems of Life.

A. The frustrations in the wilderness.
1. Where they were being led was bleak. Exodus 15:22

2. What they were being fed was boring. Exodus 17:2; Numbers 21:5

3. What they were experiencing was bothersome. Exodus 17:3

4. What they were missing looked beautiful. Exodus 16:3

5. What they were being instructed was binding. Exodus 16:20, 27

B. The attitudes in the heart.
1. The hardened heart. Hebrews 3:8
a. God was testing them. Deuteronomy 8:2

b. They were testing God. Exodus 17:7

2. The wandering heart. Hebrews 3:10, 12


Part 4: Dealing with Your Temptations
Series: Where To Find Help
Stuart Briscoe
Hebrews 4:14-16

"Temptation itself is neutral: to be tempted indicates neither virtue nor sinfulness, for the proper connotation of temptation is testing, or proving, and virtue is in the resistance and overcoming of temptation, whereas sin is in yielding and capitulation" (Philip E. Hughes).

I. Holding on to Our Confession.

A. What we confess ("make solemn statements of faith").
1. Jesus. 3:1
a. Apostle.

b. High Priest. 4:14

c. Son of God. 4:14

2. Heavenly calling.
a. Called from heaven. 12:25

b. Called to heaven. 12:22

c. Hope of heaven. 10:23

d. Longing for heaven. 11:16

B. Why we confess.
1. Natural relationship of heart and mouth. 2 Corinthians 4:13; Matthew 12:34

2. Spiritual relationships of belief and confession. Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9-10
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