Christians are wasting time! Or are they?
Topic: Sunday Worship Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:12–15:26
April 12, 2020 1 Corinthians 15:12-26 Rev. Thomas M. Cox
|Christians are wasting time! Or are they?|
1. EASTER EVENTS RECAP (see vss. 3-6)
2. IF THERE IS NO RESURRECTION (vss. 12-19)
- Christ is not raised.
- Preaching and faith are both in V______.
- We are L________!
- You are still in your sins. There is no F____________ness
- There is no H______ for the dead.
- It’s a P______…
3. FACT: CHRIST HAS BEEN RAISED FROM THE DEAD. (vss. 20-26)
A) The “F________fruits”-
B) Our Representative:
C) The One who raises U__.
D) Coming A________!
E) Reigning Now & Delivering the Kingdom Soon
F) The Destroyer of D________
1 CORINTHIANS 15:12-26 (ESV)
Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. 15 We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at His coming those who belong to Christ. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.