by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 8 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 5: The Resurrection and the Life
Series: The Difference Christ Makes Today
Stuart Briscoe
John 11:17-44

Jesus had proved His remarkable ability to heal and many apparently accepted this without question (see vv. 21, 32, 37). But He wished to show His ability to conquer death as well as disease. So He raised Lazarus.

I. An Illustration of Human Misery.

A. Discord-They tried to stone You. v. 8

B. Danger-We may die with Him. v. 16

C. Death-Already in the tomb. v. 17

D. Doubt-If You had been here. vv. 21, 32

E. Despair-Going to Mourn. v. 31

F. Disbelief-Everyone will believe. v. 48

II. A Demonstration of Divine Majesty.

A. A majestic commitment. vv. 23-24
"Your brother will rise again."
1. Death is not final.


Part 6: The Way, the Truth, and the Life
Series: The Difference Christ Makes Today
Stuart Briscoe
John 13:31-14:14

The opposition to Jesus intensified after the raising of Lazarus, so he withdrew to a small village with his disciples. His public ministry was practically completed but he had many things to tell the disciples, including word of his imminent departure.

I. Words of Comfort for the Troubled. 13:31 14 4

A. Troubling words about:
1. Death. (See 12:23 27) vv. 31-32
a. The Son of Man glorified.

b. The Glory of God demonstrated.

c. The plan of God fulfilled. 12:27

2. Departure. (See 8:21) v. 33
a. Contemplating suicide?

b. Deserting disciples who had left all for Him?

c. Disciples could follow later?

3. Discipleship. vv. 34-35
a. The command to love.

b. The example of love.

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