The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:56-57)
Death feels painful and permanent, and an impossibe enemy to cheat or beat. The good news of the gospel is that we don’t have to beat death - Jesus Christ has done that for us. Jesus’ victory over death is given to us by God so that we can share his eternal life.
I hope you can join us this Sunday as we look at the final part of 1 Corinthians 15, and the glorious truths of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ.
But someone will ask, ‘How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?’ (1 Corinthians 15:35)
What will the resurrection look like? What will we look like? How will it happen? Jesus is risen, and so will his people be, but what will it be like? I hope you can join us this Sunday as we look at some of what the resurrection from the dead will look like for us.
But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. (1 Corinthians 15:20)
Christ has indeed been raised from the dead! He is the first of those who are raised from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead tells us that our resurrection is possible as well. If we will be raised from the dead, then it should affect how we live each day.
But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? (1 Corinthians 15:12)
If the resurrection isn’t true, what difference would it make? If Christ hasn’t been raised from the dead, why do say that he did? If we don’t believe in the resurrection, does it really matter?
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
We’re spending a few weeks in Easter looking at the resurrection of Jesus. Is it true? Why does it matter? What does it mean for us today?