by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 8 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: The Bread of Life
Series: The Difference Christ Makes Today
Stuart Briscoe
John 6:25-71

When Christ was living amongst men he was always the center of controversy. The centuries since have seen no real change. The reason is that his claims and challenges are so extraordinary that they demand reaction. But when taken seriously they lead to life abundant.

I. The Sign. John 6:1 15

A. An example of human need.

B. An act of compassion.

C. A miracle of significance. See John 20:30-31

II. The Significance. "I Am the Bread of Life." vv. 35, 41, 48, 51

A. The source of satisfaction.
1. Physical hunger met by loaves and fishes.

2. Spiritual hunger met by Christ.
a. Hunger for meaning.

b. Hunger for peace.

c. Hunger for contentment.

3. Spiritual satisfaction requires coming to Christ.
a. Never hunger never thirst. v. 35


Part 2: The Light of the World
Series: The Difference Christ Makes Today
Stuart Briscoe
John 9:1-41

Blind beggars were not uncommon in Christ's time. When He met one and healed him on the Sabbath. He stirred up a great controversy, but when He claimed to be the light of the world, the challenge was firmly laid down.

I. The Situation-Jesus Meets a Blind Man.

A. The man's condition. v. 1
1. Congenital blindness.

2. Social deprivation.

B. The disciples' concern. vv. 2-3
1. What caused the problem?

2. Christ's answer.

C. The Savior's compassion.
1. Leading Him-to be light. v. 5

2. Give sight-work of God. v. 4

3. To do right-making clay on Sabbath. v. 6

4. To make bright.
a. By taking initiative.

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