by Stuart Briscoe

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


Part 5: Be Ready to Commit
Series: Six Ways To Get A Life
Stuart Briscoe
John 12:20-29

Knowing what lay ahead, Jesus went to Jerusalem committed to the Father's will. He was met by great crowds who soon showed their unwillingness to commit to Him. So He talked about the real commitment that leads to life (20:25).

I. An Explanation of Commitment by Christ.

A. Christ's example of commitment.
1. Committed to His destiny-He knew He was "Son of man."
a. The promised Messiah. Daniel 7:13-14

b. The Incarnate God-Son of the Most High. Luke 1:32

c. The ultimate Ruler. Revelation 1:9 20

2. Committed to His timetable-"the hour has come." v. 23
a. Nothing could happen till His hour came. 7:30; 8:20

b. Everything in place when His hour came. 12:23; 13:1

c. Anything easier when His hour came. "Father save me."

d. Something significant about His hour-"for this reason."

3. Committed to His Father's glory. v. 28
a. His plain sense of objective-the Father's glory.


Part 6: Reach Out and Touch
Series: Six Ways To Get A Life
Stuart Briscoe
John 10:14-18

When Jesus said, "I have other sheep which are not of this sheep pen, I must bring them also," He was referring to His mission to the Gentiles as well as the chosen people, Israel. He showed it was necessary to "reach out and touch."

I. Christ's Sense of Mission.

A. He operated under divine command. v. 18
1. It was the Father's will that Jesus should die.
a. His life was not taken from Him.

b. His death was purely voluntary-"I lay down my life."

c. His dying was substitutionary-"for the sheep."

2. It was the Father's will that He should rise again.
a. He was declared "Son of God with power…" Romans 1:4

b. He gave many convincing proofs. Acts 1:3

B. He recognized divine control.
1. It was the Father who sent Him. 20:21
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