Christ is Risen from the Dead – 1 Corinthians 15:17-23
Why is it such a big deal that Jesus rose from the dead? In this sermon, Pastor David explains that Christ’s resurrection confirms our faith, our forgiveness and our future resurrection. Because He lives, we live. Because He was raised, Christians will likewise be raised unto eternal life. Jesus’ resurrection is a sure pledge to us of our resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:17-23 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. 20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the Firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the Firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.