by Ernest Easley

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The Gospel Truth - Pt. IV (37 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 15:20-28

With our Bibles opened to 1 Corinthians 15, the great resurrection chapter. I counted fifteen reference to Christ's resurrection in this 15th chapter that begins with ..

(1) The MANDATE of the Gospel.

How we are to:

*preach the gospel: that is our calling!
*receive the gospel: that is our choice!
*stand on the gospel: that is our conviction!

For we are

*saved by the gospel: that is our confidence.

And then from the Mandate of the gospel in the verse two verses we find in verses 3-4 ..

(2) The MESSAGE of the Gospel.

And that gospel message is centered around three timeless truths:

*Christ paid for our sins: He died as a sacrifice and as our substitute.
*Christ put away our sins: He was buried.
*Christ prevailed over our sins: He rose the third day.

And then this morning we saw from verses 12-20 …

(3)The MUST of the Gospel.

What makes the gospel necessary is that without the resurrection:

*preaching is profitless.
*faith is futile.
*disciples are deceivers.
*sin is sovereign.
*death has dominance.
*future is fearful.

Now we concluded this morning's message where we are going to begin tonight as we continue our focus on ..

The Gospel Truth

''20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27 For ''He has put all things under His feet.'' ...

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