by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 5, 6 and 7 of a 7 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 5: Pontius Pilate
Series: His Story - His People
Stuart Briscoe
John 18:1-19:16

Pontius Pilate presiding over the trial of Jesus asked, "What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" He asked the right question, but gave the wrong answer.

I. Events Before the Trial.

A. The antagonism to Jesus. John 11:53 57
1. Pharisees because He challenged their teaching.

2. Sadducees because He exposed their rackets.

3. Herodians because He threatened their power base.

B. The adulation of Jesus. John 12:1 19
1. The resurrection of Lazarus.


Part 6: Stephen: The First Martyr (6 of 7)
Series: His Story - His People
Stuart Briscoe
Acts 6:1-7:50

I. Background to Stephen's Story.

A. The founding and dramatic growth of the church in Jerusalem.

B. Satan's attacks on the church.
1. Intimidation. 4:17

2. Corruption. 5:3

3. Division. 6:1

C. Apostles respond by appointing "deacons," including Stephen. Acts 6:2 7
1. Pastoral priorities of preaching and praying preserved.

2. Spiritual gifts of membership identified and mobilized.


Part 7: John: The Apocalypse (7 of 7)
Series: His Story - His People
Stuart Briscoe

I. Introduction to the Prophetic Apocalypse. 1:1 3:22

A. John, in the Spirit, narrates "the revelation of Jesus Christ."

B. Jesus Christ, "alive for evermore," appears and instructs John to write.

C. Seven churches of Asia Minor need instruction, encouragement and rebuke.

II. The Scene in Heaven. 4:1 5:14

A. The awesome throne of the living God encircled by worshipping creatures.

B. The seventh sealed scroll detailing the sovereign will of God for His creation.
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