by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 7 and 8 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 7: What Did Jesus Say About Humility?
Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 14:1-24

Whenever Jesus went to dinner something extraordinary happened. He invariably turned the “table talk” into a teachable moment. On this occasion the subject was “HUMILITY.”

I. The Setting—A Dinner Party. vv. 1 7

A. An invitation with an ulterior motive: “He was being carefully watched.”

B. A head on challenge to a set up: “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”

C. An exposure of heart attitudes: Proud, unyielding self righteousness.

D. An exhibition of self importance, self absorption, and self-promotion.

II. The First Parable—A Lesson on Social Behavior. vv. 8 14

A. The blindness of self absorption.
1. Blind to the relative significance of self and of others.

2. Blind to the possibility of public humiliation.

B. The blessings of humility.
1. It avoids an exaggerated view of self.

2. It escapes the trap of a demeaning view of others.


Part 8: What Did Jesus Say About God?
Series: But What Did Jesus Say About It?
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 15:1-32

The Pharisees got many things right about God, but the objections they raised about Jesus’ behavior reflected an inability or unwillingness to accept what the Father is really like.

I. The Setting. vv. 1-2

A. The challenge of Jesus to discipleship requires “hearing.” 14:35, v. 1

B. The criticisms of those who disapproved of His lifestyle. v. 2
1. A misunderstanding of mission.

2. A misapprehension of God.

II. The Parables.

A. The lost sheep. vv. 3 7
1. Sheep get lost.

2. Shepherds seek them.

3. Celebration is in order when the lost sheep is recovered.

B. The lost coin. vv. 8 10
1. The coin was valuable to the owner and worth seeking.

2. Seeking requires effort.

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