The Hope of The Revived Life

Third in the series “Alive”

1 Corinthians 15:1-28

  • Main Point:  The hope confirmed by the reality of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead makes life’s challenges and suffering bearable.
    • There is clear evidence that Jesus was raised [1-11]
      • Hosea 6:1-3
    • Our lives are truly hopeless if Jesus was not raised [12-19]
      • “To preach Christianity meant primarily to preach the Resurrection…. The Resurrection, and its consequences, were the ‘gospel’ or good news which the Christians brought…” – C.S. Lewis
    • We need not be stuck in despair since Jesus was raised [20-28]
      • Leviticus 23:9-11
      • Psalm 8:3-6
  • Application questions:
    • How could we use a passage like 1 Corinthians 15:1-28 to develop an apologetic for the Christian faith to share with a skeptical friend?
    • How could we use this text to encourage a wavering Christian brother or sister?
    • How does Jesus’ resurrection provide you with encouragement in hopeless situations?