Sunday Morning, March 27, 2016

 The Gospel of Christ’s Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:1-2 ~ “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
Man’s Fivefold Responsibility to the Gospel:
1. It must be preached
2. It must be received
3. It must be obeyed
4. It must be kept in memory – held fast
5. It must be believed from the heart
Four main parts to the gospel of salvation:
1. Death of Christ
2. Burial of Christ
3. Resurrection of Christ
4. Manifestation of Christ after the resurrection
The Gospel is in vain if there is no resurrection of the dead. (1 Corinthians 15:12-19)
1 Corinthians 15:20 ~ “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
1 Corinthians 15:21-22 ~ “For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
But now is Christ risen!
He is not dead; He is not lying as a decayed corpse in the grave.
We are not living in hopeless misery. In fact, the very opposite is true.
We have the greatest hope in the world, the hope of being resurrected from the dead. And the great guarantee of our resurrection is in the resurrection of Jesus Christ Himself.
He has risen, therefore, we shall arise. He is the first fruit – the guarantee, the seal, the assurance of our resurrection.
Christ has counteracted what Adam did: reversed the sind and death.
Adam and Christ are pictured as the two pivotal points of human history.
Adam stands as the head of the human race, the first to bring death to man.
Christ stands as the head of the human race, the first to intervene into the process of death and to arise from the dead.
Pastor Andy Lambert
{pastorandy@cvcog.church}

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