Series: What Did Jesus Do? (1 of 4) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 8 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: Jesus Confronted the Evil One
Series: What Did Jesus Do?
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 4:1-12

Embarking on His public life after thirty years in obscurity, Jesus immediately encountered "the devil" in the desert. What He did in the situation is relevant an instructive.

I. What Did Jesus Do when He Confronted the Devil?

A. The context.
1. Jesus, "son of Adam, son of God." 3:37

2. Anointed by the Spirit. 3:22

3. Affirmed by the Father. 3:22

4. Filled with the Spirit. 4:1

5. Led about by the Spirit. 4:1

6. Tempted by the devil. 4:2

B. The confrontation.
1. "If you are the Son of God tell this stone to become bread." 4:3
a. Son of God has unique powers; son of Adam has appetites.


Part 2: Jesus Cured the Sick
Series: What Did Jesus Do?
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 4:14-44

Luke, the physician, records "the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and…he healed them. Moreover, demons came out of many people." Any study of what Jesus did must explore his healing and exorcism ministry and its relevance today.

I. What Did Jesus Do?

A. The claims He made. vv. 18-21
1. He claimed He was an anointed prophet.

2. He claimed He was the long promised Messiah. Isaiah 61:1-2

3. He claimed He had come to announce "the year of the Lord's favor."
a. By preaching the "good news to the poor." See vv. 26-27

b. By freeing prisoners. See 3:20; 7:19

c. By recovering the sight of the blind. See 1:76-79, 18:35-43

d. By releasing the crushed. Note: "aphesis."

e. By omitting "the day of vengeance of our God." Isaiah 61:2b

f. By stating "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."

B. The challenge He faced. vv. 22-30
1. They questioned His credibility.
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