Resurrection Reality: Bodily Life

I Corinthians, Sermon Preparation

July 5, 2009 – Morning Worship

Monday 1 Corinthians 15:35-58
How does Paul describe the resurrection reality?  How ought that affect our day-to-day life?

Tuesday Genesis 2:4-8; 3:1-19; Romans 5:12-21
What does God’s creation of Adam mean for our lives, deaths, and future hopes?  How does a Christian’s life reflect this?

Wednesday Isaiah 25; 1 Corinthians 15:50-58
Why does Paul cite Isaiah 25 in the context of 1 Corinthians 15 (v. 54)?  What does Isaiah 25 teach us about Jesus and about ourselves?

Thursday Genesis 45; Matthew 28
What does Joseph as a “type” of Christ tell us about Jesus and his resurrection?  How are we to “meet Christ”?

Friday Hosea 13; Revelation 20:14-21:11
What is the significance of Hosea 13 being quoted in 1 Corinthians 15? What difference does it make if death is not the final word for us?

Saturday Daniel 12:1-3; Philippians 3:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Peter 3:10-18; 1 Corinthians 15:58
How does knowing the reality of the resurrection equip us to be “steadfast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord”?

The Thrice-Told Story

I Corinthians, Sermon Preparation

June 7, 2009 – Morning Worship

Monday I Corinthians 15:1-11
How have we “received” this gospel? How can we hold fast to this word?

Tuesday Zechariah 13; Matthew 26
Why, according to the Scriptures, did Christ die? What does this say about us and mean for us?

Wednesday Psalm 22; Mark 15
How can we “know nothing except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (I Cor 2:2)? How does this affect how we view and live our daily lives?

Thursday Isaiah 53; Romans 5
Paul says that the gospel is “of first importance.” How well do we know it? How can we stand in it (I Cor 15:1; I Pet 5:12)?

Friday Psalm 110; Luke 24
Why, according to the Scriptures, did Christ rise? What does this mean for us and say about us now?

Saturday I Corinthians 15:1-11
Why does Paul spend so much time listing all the witnesses? Why do these historical details matter?