Three things we find in the fact that Jesus is Alive - life, love, hope,
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:14-23 New International Version (NIV)
14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23 But each in turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.
Summary: Three things we find in the fact that Jesus is Alive - life, love, and hope.
I would like to sing one song - then go to the introduction of the baptism candidates. Followed up by two more songs, offertory etc. I will be back with the baptism candidates getting prepared.
The themes for the sermon are life, love, hope, joy and resurrection.
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Preached at Scott Street Church on Sunday, April 21, 2019