|Why Should I Believe Anything?||Dale Beaver||04/02/2017||Watch||Listen||Notes
WHY should I believe anything? | 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
“He who dies with the most toys wins!” 1980’s American Epitaph
“Whatever. Nevermind.” 1990’s American Epitaph
“This is entirely your fault!” Millennial American Epitaph
“#GoFundMyStudentLoans” Gen-Z Epitaph
“I was not; I was; I am not; I care not.” Epicurean Epitaph
1 Corinthians 15:1-2
This message is life-saving for those who believe!
1 Timothy 1:15
1 Peter 3:18
This message is life-giving because death is overthrown.
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
The message is life-saving for those who believe.
The message is life-giving because death is overthrown.
The message is life-transforming because of God’s grace.
1 Corinthians 15:9-11
|Why Should I Expect Anything||Dale Beaver||04/09/2017||Watch||Listen||Notes
11 Corinthians 15:12-19
If there is no resurrection:
Expect to be raised as Christ was raised.
1 Corinthians 15:20-23
Expect a future that far exceeds our present.
1 Corinthians 15:24-28
Expect God to be the Righteous Judge.
1 Corinthians 15:29-34
If Jesus was raised, then we should expect to be raised.
If there is no resurrection, we shouldn’t live as though there is.
Live consistently with the truth of your resurrection.
The Theology of Easter
|Why Should I Hope for More?||Dale Beaver||04/16/2017||Watch||Listen||Notes
Why Should I Hope for More? | 1 Corinthians 15:35-58
1 Corinthians 15:35-41
35But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” 36You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. 38But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. 39For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. 40There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. 41There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.
23Jesus replied, “Now the time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory. 24I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives. 25Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity. 26Anyone who wants to serve me must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me.
Our resurrection bodies will be physical AND imperishable
1 Corinthians 15:42-44
42So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. 43It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. 44It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
How much more should we hope for?
From perishable to imperishable (v.42)
From dishonor to glory (v.43a)
From weakness to power (v.43b)
From natural to super-natural (v.44)
“With what kind of body? As with Christ, the same yet not the same; this body, but adapted to the new conditions of heavenly existence; sown one way, it is raised another, but the same body is sown and raised.” –Gordon Fee (First Corinthians)
Adam is the prototype for what we are. Jesus is the prototype for what we shall be.
1 Corinthians 15:45-49
45Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. 48As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. 49Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.
20But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. 21He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.
“Just as believers have shared the earthly body of the first man, so also will they bear the heavenly body of the second man.” –Gordon Fee
1 Corinthians 15:50-56
50I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 55“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
13And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. 14For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. 15We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. 17Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. 18So encourage each other with these words.
2 Corinthians 5:8
Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:57-58
57But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:54
When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 55“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
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