Series: The Difference Christ Makes Today (4 of 4) by Stuart Briscoe

This content is part of a series.

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


Part 7: The True Vine
Series: The Difference Christ Makes Today
Stuart Briscoe
John 15:1-17

Both ancient and modern Israel have seen great symbolic significance in the vine and its fruit. The prophets and psalmist used it repeatedly, so Jesus' claim to be "The True Vine" struck a responsive chord in the disciples. But what does it mean to us?

I. Christ Is the Vine.

A. Israel as the vine. Psalm 80
1. Planted. v. 8

2. Pampered. v. 9

3. Productive. vv. 10-11

4. Plundered. vv. 12-13, 16

5. Plaintive. vv. 14-1; 17 19

B. Christ as the True Vine.
1. A challenge to Israel's corruption.

2. A contrast to Israel's failure.

3. An answer to Israel's prayer.


Part 8: The Alpha and the Omega
Series: The Difference Christ Makes Today
Stuart Briscoe
Revelation 1:8-20

Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. We use the expression "from A to Z" in different ways but usually the meaning has to do with completeness and thoroughness. What did Jesus mean?

I. The Meaning of the "I Am" Statements.

A. More than an announcement of arrival. John 6:20
1. A statement of authority.

2. A solution to fear.

B. More than a clarification of identity. John 8:23 30
1. A statement of equality. v. 29

2. An invitation to faith. v. 30

C. More than an assistance in a search. John 18:5-6
1. A statement of majesty.

2. A cause of humiliation.

Price:  $4.99 or 1 credit
Sign up for a Free Trial with and download this sermon free today!