by Stuart Briscoe

NOTE: This sermon is part 1, 2 and 3 of a 3 part sermon series. Three sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: To Save Sinners
Series: Why Christ Came
Stuart Briscoe
1 Timothy 1:11-17

The fact of Christ's coming is more or less accepted by most people. But the significance of the event is largely lost on people. That He came "to save sinners" is the burden of our study today.

I. The Meaning of It All.

A. The meaning of "sinner."
Note: Paul says he is No. 1. (Gk. "protos") v. 15

1. One who acts ignorantly. v 13

2. One who acts injuriously. v. 13


Part 2: To Show the Truth
Series: Why Christ Came
Stuart Briscoe
John 18:28-38

Not only are people lost because of sin but also because of error. Christ came to remedy both. Today we study how He came to "bear witness to the truth."

I. The Confusion that Comes from Error.

A. The Source of this confusion.
1. The father of lies. John 8:44

B. The Course of this confusion.
1. The followers of the father of lies. John 8:44

2. The resisters of the truth. Romans 1:18

3. The perverters of the truth. Romans 1:25


Part 3: To Bring a Sword
Series: Why Christ Came
Stuart Briscoe
Matthew 10

Mistaken ideas about Christ's coming abound (see Matthew 9:13). He made it quite clear that His Coming would stir things up and not produce a pseudo peace. He had no intention of papering over society's cracks but rather to expose and deal radically with society's ills. This He planned to accomplish through His disciples.

I. The Incisive Nature of Discipleship.

A. The arena in which the disciple functions. v. 8
A world characterized by:
1. Sickness.

2. Social ostracism.

3. Sorrow.
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