Good News! Jesus Is Raised—(1 Corinthians 15:1-10)
1…As the first day of the week was dawning… 2 … an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 … 4 For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. 5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for he has been raised, then he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:1-6
The Good News Of Jesus Resurrection:
¨ Is [CRUCIAL] For Your Faith!
16 Avoid such godless chatter, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, 17 and their talk will eat its way like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have swerved from the truth by holding that the resurrection is past already. They are upsetting the faith of some. 2 Timothy 2:16-18
1 Now I would remind you, brethren, in what terms I preached to you the Good News, which you received, in which you stand, 2 by which you are saved, if you hold it fast—unless you believed in vain. Verses 1-2
¨ Is [CRITICAL] For Your Understanding Of The Bible.
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures. Verses 3-4
45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. Luke 24:45-47
¨ Is [CREDIBLE] For Your Intellect.
5 Jesus appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. Verses 5-8
16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 2 Peter 1:16
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life. 1 John 1:1
¨ Is [CAPABLE] Of Transforming Your Life.
9 For I am the least of the apostles, unfit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God which is with me. Verses 9-10
4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. Romans 6:4-5