by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 5: The Experience of Fellowship
Series: The View From the Pew
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 2

The new believers devoted themselves to the "Apostles' teaching and to the fellowship" (Gk. koinonia). M.R. Vincent defines "koinonia" as "a relation between individuals which involves a common interest and a mutual active participation in that interest and in each other."

I. "Koinonia" as a "Common Interest."

A. A common declaration.
1. They were "believers." 2:44; 4:32

2. They were "baptized." 2:41

B. A common dedication.
1. To experiencing God's provision. 2:39

2. To being God's people. 2:40

3. To fulfilling God's purposes. 2:39

C. A common devotion.
1. They were of "one mind." 1:14; 2:46; 4:24

2. They were "one in heart and soul." 4:32


Part 6: The Breaking of Bread
Series: The View From the Pew
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 2

At the beginning of a Jewish meal it was customary for the host to hold a loaf, pronounce a blessing, and break and distribute the bread. Hence the term “breaking bread.” In the early Church the expression was used to describe what is now called “The Lord’s Supper” (1 Corinthians 11:20), “Communion” (1 Corinthians 10:16), or “Eucharist” (Luke 22:19).

I. The Last Supper. Luke 22:7 38

A. The fulfillment of the Passover. v. 16; 1 Corinthians 5:7
1. The lamb must be slain. Exodus 12:5

2. The blood must be applied. Exodus 12:7

3. The flesh must be eaten. Exodus 12:8 10

4. The loins must be girded. Exodus 12:11

B. The fulfillment of the prophecy. vv. 15, 37; Isaiah 53
1. The suffering of rejection. Isaiah 53:3

2. The suffering of God’s will. Isaiah 53: 10

3. The suffering that led to life. Isaiah 53:11

4. The suffering of identification. Isaiah 53:12

C. The fulfillment of the promise. v. 20; Jeremiah 31:33-34
1. The promise of covenant blessings.
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