1. Jesus came to take away the power of death and bring us life beyond the grave!
2. It was prophesied that Jesus would pay the penalty for our sins– before a holy God–which eternally separated us from Him. (Isaiah 53-5-6)
3. Jesus came to die for our sins and to bring us new life in Him. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
4. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the proof that what He said is true and what He did on the cross was real. (1 Corinthians 15:13-20)
5. Jesus is a real historical person who died on a cross in Jerusalem, was buried, and three days later his tomb was empty!
6. Jesus’ fulfillment of prophecies in His birth, life, death, burial, and Resurrection is a convincing proof that He is who He says He is.
7. The Resurrection of Jesus gives us hope against our greatest enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:55-56)
Follow-up Questions from Sunday:
Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything you heard for the first time or that caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?
1. When you read 1 Corinthians 15: 1-8, what would you say are the core elements of the Gospel of Jesus that Paul received and passed on?
2. Why do you think Paul goes into such detail listing all those who saw Jesus after he was resurrected?
3. What does “Christ died for our sins” mean to you? How does this truth affect your life on a daily basis?
4. When you read 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, how would you summarize what Paul is teaching about the resurrection?
5. How would you explain the importance of Christ’s resurrection to a non-believer?
6. When you read 1 Corinthians 15:35-58, what is Paul teaching about our new resurrected bodies and when do you think we will get them?
7. What do you believe are some of the characteristics of the Resurrection body that Christians will receive?
8. What do you believe is the sting of death and how did Jesus win the victory over death? How do you share in this victory now? How will you share in this victory in the future?
Taking it Home:
Read the Spiritual Journey card and reflect on your spiritual journey with Jesus and pray about your next steps.