by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 51 and 52 of a 56 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 51: Life After Death
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 15:35-49

Paul's teaching on the resurrection of the body provoked considerable reaction. However, he used the reaction to develop even further his explanation of life after death.

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


Part 52: How Christians Look at Death
Series: Getting Things Straight
Stuart Briscoe
1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Death has been shown to be 100% fatal. It is no respecter of persons and has little concern for its cruel consequences. It is not surprising, therefore, that "Death" whilst being a stark reality, is treated by humans with a great deal of fantasy-unless the humans are Christian.

I. Christians Look at Death Responsibly.

A. They live life in the light of death.
B. They approach death in the light of life.
C. Thus they avoid the extremes of denial or obsession.

II. Christians Look at Death Theologically.

A. The sting of death. v. 56
1. The sting of death is sin. See Romans 6:23
a. Because sin initially caused death.

b. Because sin is judged after death.

2. The strength of sin is law. See Romans 7:7ff

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