Series: Christian Belief And The Modern World (3 of 8) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 16 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 5: Born of the Virgin Mary
Series: Christian Belief And The Modern World
Stuart Briscoe
Matthew 1:18-25

"Next to the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, perhaps the one event of his life that has received the greatest amount of attention is the virgin birth. Certainly, next to the resurrection, it is the most debated and controversial." Millard J. Erickson

I. The Basis of the Belief.

A. The "Protevangelium." Genesis 3:15
1. God's rule has been challenged.

2. He will overcome the challenge.

3. The "seed" of the woman will accomplish this.

B. The prophecy. Isaiah 7:10-17
1. A sign to the "House of David."

2. An "Almah" will bear "Immanuel." Proverbs 30:19

C. The pronouncement.
1. To Mary, the "Parthenos." Luke 1:26-38

2. To Joseph, the betrothed. Matthew 1:19f


Part 6: Suffered, Crucified and Buried
Series: Christian Belief And The Modern World
Stuart Briscoe

The rejection, betrayal and execution of Jesus of Nazareth is a tragedy of epic proportions. The death of "Jesus Christ our Lord" is more than a tragedy, it is a mystery which we must approach with reverence.

I. Jesus Suffering Before Pilate. Luke 23:1-25

A. The hostility of the leadership.
1. Rejection of his claims. 22:70-71

2. Presentation of their charges. Note: Mark 27:18

B. The cowardice of Pilate.
1. Convinced of his innocence.

2. Committed to evasion.

3. Political expediency.

C. The Superficiality of Herod. 23:8-12
1. Shallow interest.

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