Series: Christian Belief And The Modern World (5 of 8) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 9 and 10 of a 16 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 9: He Shall Come
Series: Christian Belief And The Modern World
Stuart Briscoe

Speculations concerning the future of planet earth abound. Some are optimistic, some pessimistic. But what is the realistic view from a Biblical perspective?

I. The Revelation that Christ Will Return.

A. The Promise.
1. Christ's personal commitment. John 14:1-3

2. Angel's specific explanation. Acts 1:11

B. The Possibilities.
1. He returns at death. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

2. He returned at Pentecost. John 14:16-18; Philippians 3:20-21

3. He returns at conversion. Revelation 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:14

4. He will return literally. Acts 1:11

C. The Problems.
1. Problems with disbelief. 2 Peter 3:3-4


Part 10: The Holy Spirit
Series: Christian Belief And The Modern World
Stuart Briscoe
John 16:5-15

The first paragraph of the Apostles' Creed dealt with God the Father and His creative work, the second with God the Son and His redemptive work and the third with God the Holy Spirit and His transforming work.

I. The Identity of the Spirit.

A. His deity. See Matthew 28:19

B. His personality-attributes, relationships.

C. His energy-Gk. "Pneumia"; Heb. "Ruach"; O.E. Ghost.

II. The Activity of the Spirit.

A. Towards the believer.
1. He is "parakletos."
a. "Another…with you forever." 14:16

b. "Spirit of truth." 14:17

c. "Holy Spirit." 14:26

d. "I will send…from the Father." 15:26

e. "Unless I go away…" 16:7

2. He is teacher.

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