Series: Christian Belief And The Modern World (8 of 8) by Stuart Briscoe

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


Part 15: The Life Everlasting
Series: Christian Belief And The Modern World
Stuart Briscoe

Fairy tales usually start with, "Once upon a time…" and end with, "they all lived happily ever after." The life everlasting is no fairy tale. What it is and how it is attained are topics of the utmost importance.

I. How Is the Life Everlasting Explained?

A. "Aionios" = "pertaining to an age."
1. The present evil age. Galatians 1:4

2. The age to come. Ephesians 1:21; Mark 10:29-30

B. Entering the Kingdom.
1. The query of the young man. Mark 10:17

2. The connection-life eternal/Kingdom of God. Mark 10:23

C. Being saved.
1. The human impossibility. Mark 10:26

2. The divine possibility. Mark 10:27

D. Not perishing.
1. Perishing as a process. 1 Corinthians 1:18


Part 16: Amen
Series: Christian Belief And The Modern World
Stuart Briscoe
Nehemiah 8:1-18

"Amen" is a Hebrew word that has found its way into many languages particularly in worship and witness. But what does it mean and what is its practical significance?

I. The Meaning of "Amen."

A. Reliable, sure, true.

B. At conclusion of prayer-"So be it, in very truth."

C. In response to statement, doxology-"Yes, indeed."

D. When describing deity-"True, faithful." Isaiah 65:16; Revelation 3:14

II. The Usage of "Amen."

A. An assent to royal command. 1 Kings 1:36

B. An identification with divine truth. Deuteronomy 27:15

C. An expression of corporate praise. Psalm 41:13; 72:19; 89:52; 106:48

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