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If There Were No Easter (6 of 8)
I Corinthians 15:12-20
If you have your Bible this morning I would like us to turn to I Corinthians 15:12. I want to speak today on the subject, ''If There Were No Easter''. The apostle Paul addresses that black assumption - if Christ has not risen from the dead. What would it be like if there were no resurrection Sunday? He is risen from the dead - praise God - and because of that every day is a resurrection day, amen? We praise Him for that. But what if there had been no resurrection? What would life be like? What difference would it make in your life? What difference would it make in your home? What difference would it make to you, if Jesus had never risen from the grave?
We have not come here today to mourn a corpse. We have come to hail a conqueror. We have to come today to worship a dead Christ on a cross; we have come today to worship a living Lord who is upon the throne. And I praise God today that when you go to the tombs of the great religious leaders of the world they say occupied. Go to Mohammad's tomb and it says occupied. You go to Buddha's tomb it says occupied. You go to Gandhi's tomb, it says occupied. But when you go to the tomb of the Lord Jesus, it says He is not here for He has risen as He said!
The world could never produce the body of the Lord Jesus Christ because it was simply just not there. He had risen and He said. And the devil so hates the doctrine of the resurrection because the doctrine of the resurrection is that upon which all of Christianity hangs. All of our faith hangs upon the fact that Jesus is alive. And if you could disprove the doctrine of the resurrection, if the world could have provided the dead body of the Lord Jesus Christ then Christianity would fall because the super structure of Christianity is built upon the fact that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. And Jesus is alive.
And that is why Satan does so much in writing books and inspiring men to ...
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