remembering the remembrance of the resurrection

For those of you that were at re:Generātion Easter Sunday two weeks ago, my prayer is that the message hit you in the face with a sanctifying blow, just as it did me studying and wrapping my mind around the idea that Jesus is truly alive and that that fact changes everything!

By way of reminder, I've included an outline of the message along with a short list of resources to check out for further study on the resurrection.

The Gospel Story/The Resurrection Story

A. The “Jesus is Alive” Part (1 Corinthians 15:1-8)
  1. The Gospel is a whole life thing, not just a single, one-time event.
  2. Where God’s wrath and justice meet His grace and love we have Good Friday.
  3. Jesus really died and really rose (most likely on April 3rd-5th, A.D. 33).
  4. The resurrection validates all that the cross accomplished. They are inseparable events.
B. The “Changes Everything” Part (1 Corinthians 15:14-20)

If Jesus didn’t rise then . . .
Faith and preaching are in vain.
We have no hope and no purpose.
Our "core values" are meaningless.
Life itself is a cruel joke.
Sacrifice and persecution would be worthless.
Christians ought to be pitied more than anyone on earth.
But Jesus Did Rise and that Changes Everything . . .
Jesus' resurrection secures our future resurrection.
Hope in Life (Jesus’ Return)
Faith and preaching are not in vain.
There is no "sting" in death.
Our guilt has been taken away.
All effects of the cross are made real.
We have the Holy Spirit and are being transformed.
We have in Jesus a Great High Priest, and Perfect Prophet, and a Coming King!
We have a reason to sing!
For more reading and study check out:
The Bible (haha, but seriously)
Surprised by Hope by N. T. Wright
Doctrine by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breashers.
Raised with Christ by Adrian Warnock
-Aeric E.


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