The Last Enemy (28 of 30) by Daniel Rodgers

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The Last Enemy (28 of 30)
Dan Rodgers
I Corinthians 15:24-34
March 30, 2005


1. You will remember last week's lesson; Paul had been
defending the resurrection. Some in the church were refusing to believe that Christ had risen from the dead. Notice again (vs. 12): "Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?"

2. Paul went into detail explaining the resurrection. He
talked about the empty tomb and the many witnesses that had seen the Lord following His resurrection--over 500 at one time. He said, "the greater part" of them were alive at his writing. He, himself, had seen the Lord after His resurrection; of course, we all remember his experience on the Damascus Road.

3. Paul talked about the importance of the resurrection as
it related to the preaching of the gospel. If the resurrection were not true, then preaching would be in vain, men would have no hope, and we would all still be in our sins: 1 Cor. 15:17, "And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins."

4. Finally, in (vv. 20-23), Paul discussed the order of
the resurrection--Christ, the firstfruits, and then the saints at His coming.

a. This is the blessed hope of every believer: Titus
2:13, "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ."

5. This evening we will talk about the last enemy, which
is death: (vs. 26), "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."

I. Delivering the Kingdom
II. Defeating the Enemy
III. Discussing the Effort


A. The Kingdom lost

1. The kingdom was lost in the Garden of Eden
when Satan caused the human race to be plunged into sin. From that time, evil has triumphed. The beauty of God's creation has been stained with the ugliness of sin.

a. Look around a ...

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