Series: Knowing What To Believe (8 of 9) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 15 and 16 of a 18 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 15: The Communion of the Saints
Series: Knowing What To Believe
Stuart Briscoe

The "Holy Catholic Church" is composed of people called "saints" who enjoy a unique life characterized by "communion." That is why "I believe in the…Communion of Saints." (The Apostles' Creed)

I. The Significance of the "Communion."

Note: Gk. "koinonia" means to have in common, to share.

A. It has a common basis.
1. The common salvation. Jude 3

2. The common faith. Titus 1:4

B. It provides communion blessing.
1. The vertical communion. 2 Corinthians 13:14

2. The horizontal communion. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17

C. It provokes communication behavior. Philemon 6

II. The Scope of the "Communion."


Part 16: The Forgiveness of Sins
Series: Knowing What To Believe
Stuart Briscoe

The great human malady is sin. The glorious divine antidote is forgiveness. The unique message of the Church insists that God forgives those who repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

I. The Problem of Sin.

A. The entrance of sin. Romans 5:12
1. Through Lucifer's rebellion.

2. Through Adam's transgression.

B. The abundance of sin. Romans 5:20
1. In volume. See Genesis 6:5

2. In intensity.

C. The reign of sin. Romans 5:21
1. As a dynamic power. Romans 7:13-14

2. As a diversified practice.
a. Failure. Gk. "hamartia."

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