Title: Jesus’ Power Lets Us Live Forever
Text: I Corinthians 15:3-7, 12-19
I. In the beginning, humanity believed ____________
A. This led to their/our _______________________
B. To restore our relationship with God, Jesus died and was raised from the dead- Minimal Facts:
C. Jesus died by crucifixion
D. Very soon afterwards, his followers had real experiences that they thought were actual appearances of the risen Jesus
E. The disciples’ lives were transformed as a result, even to the point of being willing to die specifically for their faith in the resurrection message
F. These things were taught very early, soon after the crucifixion
G. Jesus’ unbelieving brother James became a Christian due to his own experience that he thought was the resurrected Christ
H. The Christian persecutor Paul (formerly Saul of Tarsus) also became a believer after a similar experience.
II. Eternal Life- when?
A. In the ______________________
(John 10:10; John 17:3-4)
B. In the ______________________
(I Thessalonians 4:13-18)
III. Conclusion: It’s Your Move
A. Do you believe that there should be a consequence if someone does something immoral?
B. Have you ever done something immoral? If so, your fate is described in Revelation 20: 11-15
C. There is hope!
1) Ephesians 2:8-9
2) John 3:16 ( repentance- Luke 13:1-5)
Questions for Further Thought/study:
- What is holding you back from sharing your beliefs with others? What can you do to overcome this?
- Why do believe what you believe? Because it makes you comfortable or happy, or because it is true?
- How prepared are you for the spiritual battles and answering questions about the Christian worldview that test your faith? To strengthen your it, check out rzim.org, crossexamined.org, coldcasechristianity.com, and oneminuteapologist.com