Alive Again – Great!

Alive Again – Great!

Alive Again – Great!

1 Corinthians 15:50-58

#1.  GREAT TRANSFORMATION vv.50-53

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.               1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (NIV)

#2.  GREAT VICTORY vv.54-56

He will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against His land and people. The Lord has spoken!                         Isaiah 25:8 (NLB)

#3.  GREAT THANKSGIVING v.57

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.                                                            1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV)

#4.  GREAT CHALLENGE v.58

 

  • STAND FIRM
  • WORK HARD
  • GET READY
Alive Again – New Bodies!

Alive Again – New Bodies!

Alive Again – New Bodies!

1 Corinthians 15:35-49

#1.  TWO QUESTIONS

But someone may ask, “How will the dead be raised? What kind of bodies will they have? 1 Corinthians 16:35 (NLT)

#2.  THREE EXAMPLES

  • Look DOWN

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.                       1 Corinthians 3:6-8 (KJV)

  • Look _________________
  • Look _________________

#3.  ONE IMAGE

Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2 (NIV)

Alive Again – The Witnesses

Alive Again – The Witnesses

1 Corinthians 15

#1.  THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. Romans 1:16 (NIV)

#2.  THE WITNESSES

  • The SCRIPTURES
  • Cephas – PETER
  • The APOSTLES
  • 500 MEN AND WOMEN
  • James – the BROTHER
  • The Apostle PAUL

#3.  THE AMAZING UNITY OF THE TESTIMONY.

Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed. 1 Corinthians 15:11 (NIV)