1 Corinthians 15:20-58
The great distinction between other forms of religious activity as well as the main theme of Christianity is RESURRECTION. We believe 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 and that he appeared…to more than 500 (1 Corinthians 15:3-6) and if we become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His RESURRECTION (Romans 6:5)
4 Key Questions to Stir Great Celebration this Easter…
Q1: Why did Jesus have to be raised from the dead? (1 Corinthians 15:20-28)
A: Because the last enemy, death, had to be
destroyed…so that God may be all in all.
Therefore our destiny is resurrection!
Q2: What kind of body will we have when we are raised? (1 Corinthians 15:35-49)
A: A body that is imperishable…the body that is sown perishable, it is raised imperishable.
Therefore our natural bodies give way to the far better spiritual bodies so we can bear the likeness of the man from heaven.
Q3: Why do we need a transformed body? (1 Corinthians 15:35-49)
A: Because flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.
Therefore our destination is the eternal kingdom of God.
Q4: Where O death is your victory? (1 Corinthians 15:50-53)
A: Death has been swallowed up in victory
“Therefore…stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain.”