The Resurrection

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Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 15 |

The Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15

The resurrection is the most important event in the history of the world!  If Jesus Christ really rose from the dead and ascended back into Heaven, then all of the Scriptural claims about Him are true.  What does that mean for your life?

We must believe in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  1. The Fact of the Resurrection - 1–11
    1. The Scriptures verify the resurrection - 1–4
    2. Personal witnesses testify to the resurrection - 5–11
  1. The Implications of the Resurrection - 12–34
    1. If there is no resurrection, then Christ is not risen - 12–13
      1. Then preaching and believing the gospel is pointless - v.14
      2. Then the apostles are liars - v.15
      3. Then Christ has not atoned for sins - v.16–17
      4. Then believers who sleep in Christ have eternally died - v.18
      5. Then there is no hope for believers in Christ - v.19
    2. Christ is risen from dead and all in Him will be resurrected - 20–28
    3. Since there is a resurrection we must live accordingly - 29–34
      1. In baptism (a testimony salvation), we identify ourselves with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ - v.29
      2. In suffering (a testimony salvation), we identify ourselves with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ - v.30–32
      3. In righteous living (a testimony salvation), we identify ourselves with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ - v.33–34
  1. The Workings of the Resurrection - 35–49
    1. Transformation (illustration from agriculture) - 35–38
    2. Distinction (illustrations from biology and cosmology) - 39–41
    3. Spiritual Body (necessity of a body for Heaven) - 42–44
    4. Christ-likeness (conforming to the image of Christ) - 45–49
  1. The Results of the Resurrection - 50–58
    1. Believers are resurrected at the return of Christ - 50–53
    2. Death is abolished and we are no longer under its dominion - 54–57
    3. We are made live to serve Christ - 58

Will you believe Jesus has died for your sin and rose again to give you eternal life?

Brother and Sister, how does the resurrection change the way we live today?

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