Why is the Resurrection Important?

I Corinthians 15:12-34

Intro:

“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” v32

Is this it? Do we have nothing to look forward to after this life?

 

l If the Grave Wins…

I Corinthians 15:12-19

[Small groups] List the consequences of no resurrection:

  • Christ has not been raised (v13, 16)
  • Our proclamation has no foundation (v14)
  • Your faith has no foundation (v14)
  • We are false witnesses (v15)
  • Your faith is worthless (v17)
  • You are still in your sins (the curse of Adam) (v17)
  • The dead have perished forever (v18)
  • Christians should be pitied more than anyone (v19)

 

l If Jesus Wins…

I Corinthians 15:20-28

[Small groups] List the consequences of a real resurrection:

  • The grave of Adam is defeated (sin is defeated) (v21-22)
  • Christ is the first fruits of the resurrection (v20, 23)
  • Those belonging to Christ will be raised as well (v23)
  • The end will come (v24)
  • Christ will become king of all (v24-25)
  • Death will be defeated (v26)
  • Everything is subject to God (v27-28)
  • God will be all in all (v28)

 

 

l Application…

          I Corinthians 15:30-34

In what ways might a Christian live and be pitied by the world around him?

  • Be baptized
  • Be in danger (take risks)

Persecution, ridicule, being uncool, suffering

  • Dying daily

Denying the desires of the flesh

Johnny Kjaer
Johnny Kjaer oversees the Youth and Skatepark Ministries at Faith Church. He can often be found serving the community with the teenagers. His passion is to assist parents in training their teens to love the Lord. He and his wife, Tori, have three children; Leif, Tryggve, and Kjirsti.
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