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Embracing the Truth of the Resurrection - I Corinthians 15

Posted on April 21, 2019

Embracing the Truth of the Resurrection

I Corinthians 15:1-4; 12-22

What if the Resurrection is False? – I Corinthians 15:1-4; 12 – 18

  • The Gospel would not be preached – 15:1 – 4
  • Christ would still be in the grave – 15:12 -13
  • Our preaching would be in vain – 15:14
  • It would make God and the apostles liars – 15:15
  • There would be no hope after death – 15:16
  • We would still be lost in our sin – 15:17
  • All dead believers in Christ would be in hell - 15:18
  • We would be miserable and considered fools – 15:19

Application: Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die could be the motto of our lives.

What if the Resurrection is True? – I Corinthians 15:20 – 22;

  • We celebrate a risen Savior – 15:20 - 22
  • We have an abundant and purpose filled life – 15:58
  • We have forgiveness of sin and the removal of guilt and shame – I John 1:9
  • We can rest fully on the Word of God – 2 Timothy 3:16
  • We know who the true God is – John 14:9
  • We can enjoy all of the benefits of the power of the resurrection – Colossians 2:12
  • We have the evidenceto show that the resurrection is true
    • Historical Evidence
    • Empirical Evidence
    • Experiential Evidence
    • Biblical Evidence– Acts 2:22-24

Application: Receive and live in the reality of the Gospel now into eternity

Key Thought: What will you do with the reality of the resurrection of Christ?

Questions to Ponder this Week

  1. If the Gospel is true have you embraced it?
  2. As a Christ follower, are you being changed in new ways because of the resurrection?
  3. As a Christ follower, are you filled with gratitude because of the power of the resurrection you are experiencing in your life?