March 31, 2013

Christ Has Really Resurrected (1 Cor 15:1-11)

By Rev. Jeremiah Cheung

If the Lord Jesus Christ had not really risen from to dead, he and his miracles would be easily forgotten, because the dead are not remembered for long.

Ecclesiastes 1:11 “No one remembers the former generations, and even those yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow them.”

When a man leaves this world, people gradually forget him. However, why is it that even after 2000 years, the Lord Jesus Christ is still remembered? That is because He is alive. He lives in the life of every person who belongs to Him.

1 Cor 15:1-11 tells us a very important truth — Christ has really resurrected. Paul used three reasons to prove that Christ had really risen.

1. The Gospel that saves men is the Gospel that restores men to life (1-2)

2. The Bible’s authority proves that Christ really resurrected (3-4)

a. The Gospel’s Content

b. The Bible’s Authority

3. Witnesses to the Resurrection (5-8)