by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 3: The Gift of the Spirit
Series: The View From the Pew
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 2

"Without the Holy Spirit, Christian Discipleship would be inconceivable, even impossible. There can be no life without the Life giver…as a body without breath is a corpse, so the Church without the Spirit is dead." (John Stott)

I. What Led Up to the Day of Pentecost? Acts 1

A. The convincing proofs. v. 3

B. The final instructions through the Spirit. v. 2

C. The command to await the promised gift. v. 4

D. The promise of the Spirit's baptism. v. 5

E. The assurance of the Spirit's power. v. 8

F. The commission to witness worldwide.

G. The ascension into heaven. v. 9

H. The statement about His return. v. 11

I. The period of preparation. vv. 14, 24


Part 4: The Necessity of Teaching
Series: The View From the Pew
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 2

Christ's final instruction to His followers to make disciples of all nations required among other things "teaching them to obey." The new believers in Jerusalem were most responsive as they "devoted themselves to the Apostles' teaching."

I. What Do We Know About the Apostles' Teaching?

A. Continued what Jesus began to teach. Acts 1:1
1. His claims. Luke 4:16 21

2. His call.

B. Commanded by the risen Lord. Acts 1:2; Matthew 28:20

C. Conducted in the power of the Spirit. Acts 5:32; 4:33

D. Concentrated on the person of Christ. Acts 5:30-31; 13:12

E. Confirmed by "signs and wonders." Acts 2:43

F . Convinced of its truthfulness. Acts 5:29, 42

II. What Was the Result of the Apostles' Teaching?

A. The making of disciples.
1. Acknowledging Christ's authority. Luke 4:32
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