by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 7, 8 and 9 of a 9 part sermon series. Three sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 7: Power for Living
Series: Growth Of A Soul
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 1:1-11

Jesus spent the final days of His earthly ministry with Peter and the other apostles instructing them concerning the task of world evangelization and the necessary empowering of the Holy Spirit-vital issues related to growth of a soul.

I. Growth: A Matter of Corrected Perceptions.

A. Corrected perceptions concerning Christ's death.
1. Not a tragedy…

2. …but a triumph.

B. Corrected perceptions concerning Christ's resurrection.
1. Not idle tales…


Part 8: Stand Up and Speak Up
Series: Growth Of A Soul
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 2:22-41

When Peter was "clothed with power from on high," he was given the abili¬ty to be a witness to Jesus Christ. We can learn from what he said and what happened and apply the lessons to ourselves. For we, too, are His witnesses.

I. The Content of Peter's Message. vv. 22 36

A. The proposition: "Jesus Christ is Lord." v. 36
1. Jesus of Nazareth is the long-promised Christ.

2. Jesus of Nazareth is Lord-i.e. God incarnate.

3. Jesus of Nazareth is God living our life and dying our death.

4. Jesus of Nazareth demands, deserves, and desires our allegiance.


Part 9: It Ain't Over Til It's Over
Series: Growth Of A Soul
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 10:1-48

After Pentecost, Peter might have assumed that he had "arrived" spiritually. But he discovered that the growth of a soul is not completed this side of eternity. Like Peter we, too, need to embrace the opportunities for growth that life affords.

I. Growing Through an Encounter with Hostility. Acts 3:1f

A. An act of compassion and blessing-"what I have I give you." v. 6

B. An opportunity to explain-"why does this surprise you?" v. 12

C. An encounter with hostile opposition-"they put them in jail." 4:3
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