April 21, 2019

“Alive”

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Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:22 & Luke 24:1-12
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Alive

1 Corinthians 15:22 (NASB)
22  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 

Luke 24:1-12 (NASB)
1  But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.
2  And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
3  but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
4  While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing;
5  and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living One among the dead?
6  "He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee,
7  saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again."
8  And they remembered His words,
9  and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
10  Now they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to the apostles.
11  But these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them.
12  But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, marveling at what had happened.

1.     Resurrection Doubt: Makes Us Look In The Wrong Place For The Right Things   

Luke 18:31-34 (NASB)
31  Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished.
32  "For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon,
33  and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again."
34  But the disciples understood none of these things, and the meaning of this statement was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said. 

2.     Resurrection Denial: Makes Us Stuck In The Impossible 

1 Corinthians 15:12-19 (NASB)
12 Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised;
14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.
15 Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact 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 worthless; you are still in your sins.
18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.

Matthew 19:25-26 (NASB)
25  When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, "Then who can be saved?"
26  And looking at them Jesus said to them, "With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." 

3.     Resurrection Reality: Makes Us Alive        

1 Corinthians 15:20-26 (NASB)
20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
21 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming,
24 then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.
25 For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.
26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death. 

1 Corinthians 15:22 (NASB)
22  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

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