by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 18 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: Abel-The Dead Man Who Still Speaks
Series: God's Gallery
Stuart Briscoe
Hebrews 11:1-4

He speaks of:

I. The Realities of Faith.

A. Faith puts substance into vacuums.
B. Faith puts assurance into doubt.
C. Faith puts conviction into imponderables, "Things not seen"-e.g. God future.
D. Faith puts meaning into existence. v. 4 "Worlds were made."

II. The Righteousness of Faith.

A. Man is not righteous by nature. See Romans 3:10

B. Man is therefore unrighteous or self-righteous. See Luke 18:9-13

C. Man's efforts to be righteous are unavailing.
1. Jew-Law of Moses.

2. Gentile-Law of Conscience.

3. Muslim-Five pillars of conduct.

4. Buddhist-Eightfold path.

5. Christian-Life of Christ.


Part 2: Cain-The Man Who Preferred Nod to God
Series: God's Gallery
Stuart Briscoe

I. Convinced of the Existence of God.

A. Through a heritage that recognized God. Genesis 4:1
B. Through formative experiences that included God.
C. Through educational opportunities that explained God.

II. Concerned to Be Related to God. Genesis 4:3

A. An appreciation of the mercies of God.
B. An expression of gratitude to God.
C. An awareness of the greatness of God.

III. Condemned by the Action of God. Genesis 4:3

A. God rejected his offering.
What he was invalidated what he did. 1 John. 3:12
B. God revealed his sin.

IV. Convicted by a Child of God.

A. Abel's acceptance.

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