April 12, 2015

“If Christ has not been raised…all is vanity”  (part 2)

Text: 1 Corinthians 15

Belief in the resurrection of Christ carries implications on how we live today.  In particular we will see that the resurrection changes how we enter into suffering, and what it means that Christ today advocates at the right hand of the father.

“If I fight wild beasts in Ephesus, what do I gain humanly speaking, if tomorrow I die”  1 Corinthians 15:32


April 5, 2015 - Easter Sunday

“If Christ has not been raised…all is vanity”  (part 1)

Text: 1 Corinthians 15

Throughout Lent we journeyed to the cross with Ecclesiastes in hand.  We heard the cry “everything is vanity”.  Today we rejoice that in the resurrection of Christ all things will be redeemed, all redeemed things will endure.  At the centre of the Christian faith is the death and resurrection of Christ.  To belong to the church is to believe the testimony of the apostles - that certain events happened.  We respond not to a thought/message, but to an event - what God did.

“Now, I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the gospel I preached to you…”  1 Corinthians 15:1