by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 9 and 10 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 9: The Joy of Worship
Series: The View From the Pew
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 2

It is said of the Church in Jerusalem that they operated "with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people" (Acts 2:46-47). Sounds like an interesting, exciting and attractive Church!

I. The Expression of Their Joy.

A. Joy in their fellowship. 2:46

B. Joy in their worship. 2:47a
1. Ministering to the Lord. 13:2

2. Worshipping the Lord. 24:11; Luke 24:52

3. Praising God.

4. Glorifying God. 4:21; 11:18

5. Magnifying God. 10:46

6. Blessing God. Luke 24:53

7. Thanking God. 27:35; 28:15


Part 2: The Fruits of Evangelism
Series: The View From the Pew
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 2

After Peter preached at Pentecost, the small group of believers saw 3,000 "added to their number" (2:41), after which "the Lord added to their number daily"(2:47). Soon "the number of men grew to about 5,000" (4:4) and in Jerusalem "the number of disciples multiplied greatly," and "a great crowd of priests obeyed the faith" (6:7), while in Antioch "a great number believed" (11:21) and around the world "the churches…grew daily in numbers" (16:5).

I. The Message of Salvation.

A. A Savior has been born. Luke 2:11; Acts 5:31
1. A rescuer. See Acts 7:25

B. Salvation has been offered. Acts 15:11
1. A healing. See Acts 4:9; 14:9

2. A deliverance. See Acts 27:20, 31

C. The call must be returned. Acts 2:39; 21

D. The desire must be there. Acts 16:30

E. The commitment must be made.
1. Commitment of belief. Acts 16:31

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