by Stuart Briscoe

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


Part 9: What Did Jesus Say About Wealth?
Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 16:1-18

Sometimes Jesus spoke directly to His detractors and other times to His disciples. But on this occasion, He spoke to both of them, presumably because they all needed to hear what He had to say about wealth! It's a universal issue of vast importance that touches everyone.

I. The Setting.

A. A teaching opportunity for His disciples.

B. A reaction from His detractors. v. 14

II. The Story. vv. 1 8

A. A steward ("oikonomos") who abuses his privileges and responsibilities.

B. A summons to "give an account."

C. A severance with dire circumstances.

D. A solution that is shrewd and self-serving.
1. His options are few, but he uses them fully.

2. His interests are narrow, but he pursues them avidly.

3. His resources are limited, but he handles them shrewdly.
a. A 50% discount to the olive oil man.


Part 10: What Did Jesus Say About Faithfulness?
Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 21:5-38

In all His teaching, Jesus was careful to point out both the blessings and the challenges of discipleship. He said that life would be rich, but not easy, and that faithfulness was crucial.

I. The Setting. vv. 5 7

A. Reactions to the magnificent Temple. v. 5

B. Predictions of a future disaster. v. 6

C. Questions concerning the predictions. v. 7

II. The Parable. vv. 29 31

A. The obvious lesson drawn from budding trees-summer is coming.

B. The obvious lesson from the signs-the kingdom is coming.
1. The kingdom of God has come…

2. …will come.

C. The obvious blending of Jerusalem's destruction and the "end."

III. The Teaching. vv. 8 28; 32 36

A. Events that will happen before the fall of Jerusalem. (70 A.D.) vv. 12 24

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