Series: The End of the Beginning (2 of 6) by Stuart Briscoe

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Part 3: Life After Death
Series: The End of the Beginning
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 15:35-49

The resurrection of Jesus Christ has many implications for believers, not least their con¬viction about their own resurrection to glory with Christ. Paul explains this to the skeptical Corinthians as follows:

I. Some Skeptical Attitudes.

A. The Pauline revelation.
1. Christ rose again. v. 20
2. Those "in Christ" will be raised. v. 23

B. The pagan reaction.
1. How can the dead rise? v. 35
2. What kind of bodies will they have? v. 35

II. Some Scriptural Answers. vv. 36 49

A. By way of example. vv. 36 41
1. God's dynamic shown in the vegetable realm. vv. 36 38
a. The miracle of resurrection. v. 36
b. The miracle of transformation. v. 37
c. The miracle of multiplication. v. 38

2. God's diversity shown in the animal realm. v. 39
a. Creatures are ideally suited to environment.

3. God's differentiation shown in the celestial realm. vv. 40-41
Differentiation between:

Part 4: Life Before Death
Series: The End of the Beginning
Stuart Briscoe
Colossians 3:1-17

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the basis of the believer's confidence that he or she will share life with Christ after death. But the resurrection of the Lord also has profound implications for the believer before he or she dies.

I. Christ Himself Is the Basis of the Believer's Life.

Note:¬1. Christ is the firstborn from the dead. 1:18
2. We are raised with Him. 2:12
3. Since we have been raised. 3:1

A Christ is pre eminent in character. 1:15
B. Christ is pre eminent in creation. 1:15-16
C. Christ is pre eminent in control. 1:17
D. Christ is pre eminent in church. 1:18
E. Christ is pre eminent in conquest. 1:18
F. Christ is pre eminent in calling. 1:18-19
G. Christ is pre eminent in crucifixion. 1:20

II. Union with Christ Is the Strength of the Believer's Life.
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