by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 7 and 8 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 7: The Power of Prayer
Series: The View From the Pew
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 2

There can be little doubt that one of the secrets of the Jerusalem Church’s effectiveness was that they “devoted themselves…to prayer.” The leaders of the Church had specifically asked the Lord, “Teach us to pray.” He obviously did!

I. How They Learned to Pray.

A. The desire of the disciples. Luke 11:1
1. The example of Jesus. Luke 3:21; 6:12 9:28

2. The teaching of Jesus. Luke 18:1

B. The pattern of prayer. Luke 11:2-4
1. Addressed to the Father.

2. Concerned with His honor.

3. Committed to His kingdom.

4. Dependent for physical supply.

5. Aware of social tension.

6. Honest about spiritual frailty.

C. The parable on prayer.


Part 8: The Grace of Giving
Series: The View From the Pew
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 2

Having experienced the grace of God, the Church in Jerusalem exhibited that "much grace was with them all" (4:33). J. B. Phillips says there was a "wonderful spirit of generosity," that Paul called "excel(ling) in this grace of giving" (2 Corinthians 8:7).

I. The Things They Had Learned About Giving.

A. The parables of the Master.
1. Parable of the Sower. Luke 8:14

2. Parable of the Good Samaritan. Luke 10:35

3. Parable of the Rich Fool. Luke 12:16

4. Parable of the Great Banquet. Luke 14:18

5. Parable of the Lost Coin. Luke 15:8

6. Parable of the Prodigal Son. Luke 15:12, 14

7. Parable of the Shrewd Manager. Luke 16:9

8. Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector. Luke 18:12

9. Parable of the Ten Minas. Luke 19:13

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