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The Resurrection Is the Remedy to Our Hypocrisy | 1 Corinthians 15

Do people see God at work in your life? For Easter, Timothy “TA” Ateek uses 1 Corinthians 15 to help renew our appreciation of the resurrection so that we can apply it to how we live our lives. The resurrection of Jesus is the fact our faith is built on. Because of the resurrection, you can have freedom from your past, power in the present, and hope for the future.

Timothy "TA" AteekApr 17, 2022

In This Series (10)
Sex and Glorifying God | 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 15, 2022
Conflict: An Inevitable Opportunity | 1 Corinthians 6:1-11
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 1, 2022
Church Discipline: Sin, Grace, and Shepherding | 1 Corinthians 5
John ElmoreApr 24, 2022
The Resurrection Is the Remedy to Our Hypocrisy | 1 Corinthians 15
Timothy "TA" AteekApr 17, 2022
The Purpose, Plot Twists, and Power of Christ | 1 Corinthians 4
John ElmoreApr 10, 2022
Being a Healthy Church | 1 Corinthians 3:1-23
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 27, 2022
The Miracle of Spiritual Maturity | 1 Corinthians 2:1-16
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 20, 2022
The Miracle of Salvation | 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 13, 2022
Priority, Preference, and Power | 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
John ElmoreMar 6, 2022
Called, Gifted, and Kept by Jesus | 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John ElmoreFeb 27, 2022

Summary

Do people see God at work in your life? For Easter, Timothy “TA” Ateek uses 1 Corinthians 15 to help renew our appreciation of the resurrection so that we can apply it to how we live our lives. The resurrection of Jesus is the fact our faith is built on. Because of the resurrection, you can have freedom from your past, power in the present, and hope for the future.

Key Takeaways

  • Our lives as Christ-followers should look different than the rest of the world. However, we all struggle at times with hypocrisy; we know the truth but don’t live out the truth.
  • Christian hypocrisy flourishes where there is a lack of appreciation and application of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • The resurrection is central to our faith. Along with Jesus’ death and burial, the resurrection is “of first importance” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
    • The resurrection is certain. There are four “E”s that provide evidence for the resurrection: the execution of Jesus, the empty tomb, eyewitness experiences, and the explosion of the early church.
    • Both Christian and non-Christian scholars agree that Jesus was executed by crucifixion. And since Jesus was executed, there would have been a body. However…
    • The tomb was empty. The people who opposed Jesus could have immediately ended the Christian movement by showing that Jesus was still dead, but there was no dead body to be found.
    • Over 500 eyewitnesses saw the resurrected Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:5-8). For decades, people could fact-check claims of the resurrection by talking to eyewitnesses and seeing how it transformed their lives.
    • Within one generation of the death of Christ, Christianity had spread throughout the known world. The reason for this explosion of the early Church is because the disciples had truly seen the risen Christ and were willing to suffer and die to make this good news known.
  • The resurrection is necessary to the faith (1 Corinthians 15:12-19). Without the resurrection, there is no good news to share.
  • In light of the resurrection, our lives should look different.
  • Because of the resurrection, you can have freedom from your past (Romans 4:25). There is no need for guilt, shame, or regret for past failures.
  • Because of the resurrection, you can have power in the present (Ephesians 1:18-20; Romans 8:11). The Holy Spirit lives in you and works through you.
  • Because of the resurrection, you can have hope for the future (1 Corinthians 15:50-58). We will ourselves be resurrected and perfected.

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • How does your life look different today because of the resurrection?
  • What steps can you take to more fully experience freedom from your past, plug in to God’s power in the present, or live with hope for the future?