by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 7, 8 and 9 of a 9 part sermon series. Three sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 7: Reaching the Individual
Series: Christians Awake!
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 8, 9, and 10

"Whole Church" and "whole world" concepts may obscure the importance of the individual. It is important to note, even in "the Acts" where the dramatic spread of the Gospel is chronicled, that great emphasis is placed on individuals coming to faith. We should be aware of how this generally happens.

I. The Seeking Soul. Deuteronomy 4:29; Isaiah 55:6-7

A. The Ethiopian. Acts 8
1. Coming from a place of privilege, prestige and power.

2. Seeking enough to travel. v. 27

3. Seeking enough to worship. v. 27


Part 8: Grasping the Opportunities
Series: Christians Awake!
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 11:19-30

Pogo said, "We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities"-a positive statement if ever there was one! The disciples of Christ demonstrated a similar attitude when they had to leave Jerusalem under intense pressure.

I. An Opportunity to Show Their Faith.

A. Faith undergoing…
1. …"thlipisis"-pressure, squeezing, crushing. v. 19

2. …"diogmos"-hunting, pursuing. 8:1

3. …"peirasmos"-testing. cf. Luke 8:13; Matthew 13:21; Mark 4:17

B. Faith overcoming…
1. By recognizing the inevitability. John 15:20; 2 Timothy 3:12


Part 9: Sharing the Blessing
Series: Christians Awake!
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3

The Church at Antioch quickly became the major base of operations for worldwide evangelization. It is important that churches learn from their example.

I. Blessings Received. 11:19-30

A. The Gospel received.
1. A great message.

2. A great response. vv. 21, 24, 26

B. The grace received. v. 23
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