by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 8 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 3: Jesus Called the Disciples
Series: What Did Jesus Do?
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 5:1-11

Having clearly established his identity, demonstrated his authority, and articulated the purposes of his ministry, Jesus began calling people to join him. This he continues to do to this day. We need to understand what constitutes a call and what it means to be a disciple.

I. How Jesus Called the Disciples.

A. The general call to discipleship.
1. He gave people an opportunity to "listen to the Word of God." v. 1
a. As it revealed God's purposes.

b. As it addressed human need.

c. As it offered lasting solutions.

2. He applied the truths he had been teaching.
a. The challenge He presented-"put out…let down."

b. The obedience he demanded-"Master…because you say so."

c. The faith he expected. (See vv. 12, 20)

3. He exposed human sinfulness.
a. Human sinfulness exposed by divine holiness.

b. Human sinfulness separates-"Go away from me, Lord." v. 8


Part 4: Jesus Comforted the Bereaved
Series: What Did Jesus Do?
Stuart Briscoe
Luke 7:11-17

Death and dying are inescapable aspects of the human experience. Jesus confronted them in others and experienced them Himself. What He did is instructive to us.

I. What Did Jesus Do?

A. He met a "dead person." v. 12
1. "Death is the permanent, irreversible cessation of vital functions of the body." (Joseph Bayly)
a. "Carried out"-incapable.

b. "In a coffin"-subject to decay.

c. Outside the town-burial.

2. Death is alienation from God because of sin.
a. "When you eat of it, you will surely die." Genesis 2:17

b. "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead." Matthew 8:33

3. Death is an enemy of humanity to be feared.
a. "The last enemy to be destroyed is death." 1 Corinthians 15:26
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