1) Inseparable Connection â€“ v12-13,16
The bodily resurrection of Christ guarantees the future resurrection of the dead.
2) Devastating Consequences (if Christ has not been raised)
Â· Christian preaching and faith are pointless â€“ v14
Â· The Bible is full of lies â€“ vv15-16
Â· We are still in our sins â€“ v17
Â· Believers who have died are in torment â€“ v18
Â· Our whole lives have been staked on a sham â€“ v19
Preparing your heart for the sermon:
-What are the essential components of the Gospel?
-What is the connection between Christ's resurrection and our future resurrection?
-Is it that big of deal is someone denies the resurrection of the dead? What is at stake?
-Other passages to consider: Ps 19:7-11; Rom 4:25; 1 Cor 6:14; 15:1-20; 2 Cor 4:14; 5:8; Phil 1:21,23; 1 Thess 4:13-18
-Why is it so important that the Bible is w/o error?
-How does our salvation depend on Christ's resurrection?
-How does our sure hope of a future resurrection impact our lives in the present?
Jathan Newton was born and raised in Indianapolis. God saved Jathan at a young age through the preaching of the gospel and instruction of his parents. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering at Purdue University where he met and married Melissa. During Jathanâ€™s college years, God...