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Resurrection Life - An Easter Sermon (7 of 7)
Series: The Power Of The Gospel
There is a popular phrase that you hear many people saying. It is ''you only live once'' or YOLO. I know the phrase is used in fun and I am not against people having fun, but the truth of the matter is that YOLO is a false statement. It is not the truth. You don't only live once.
Observations about people that have a YOLO attitude:
• They probably have a bucket list
• They are probably pretty reckless
• They push the envelope morally
• They must not believe in the resurrection
Their attitude is we might as well eat, drink, and be merry because after all, this is all that life has to offer. Let's live the ''good life'' while we still have time.
1 Corinthians 15:32 And what value was there in fighting wild beasts -- those men of Ephesus -- if there will be no resurrection from the dead? If there is no resurrection, ''Let's feast and get drunk, for tomorrow we die!''
The apostle Paul is contrasting a believer in the resurrection and a person who does not believe. The person who does not believe has the attitude he who dies with the most toys wins. But the believer in the resurrection is willing to risk their very lives for the cause. They are not moved by obstacles in their way. They are people with purpose, with vision, with endurance, with stamina. They know that this life is not it.
There is more.
So how about you? Are you a believer in YOLO? I think you would probably agree with me that we know that we are all subject to die. As a matter of fact, the average life span of a human being, Worldwide, is 71.0 years (68.5 years for males and 73.5 years for females). These statistics differ by country.
• Sierra Leone (does anyone know where that is) has an average life expectancy of 47.5 years. That means if I lived in Sierra Leone, the odds are that I would already be dead. (Remind me not to move to Sierra Leone, wherever that is!)
• And the winner ...
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