1 Corinthians 15:12-22
Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead,
how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God;
because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ:
whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Until the Nets are Full,
P.S. A few years ago, I gave this talk, Today is the Day of Salvation, on Resurrection Sunday. It is an encouraging sermon packed with truth, which makes it great for believers and for those who have not yet believe. This talk covers proofs for God, how the Bible is true, sin, repentance, the cross, and the Resurrection. It gives believers more ammunition for sharing their faith and gives the unsaved answers for their concerns about what happens after they die.
It might be a good idea to pass this video along to both the lost and the found. Everyone needs eternal truth so we can all celebrate the death, burial, and Resurrection of Jesus with new hearts.
P.P.S. During this Resurrection week, remember to tell someone that Jesus has risen from the dead! You can ask them: “You know the tomb is empty, don’t you?” The Resurrection is essential to Christianity. It proves that Jesus has the power over death and the power to raise believers to life, too. Without the Resurrection, our faith is in vain. Guess what? Trust me, there is no empty faith here! We will be seeing the resurrected Christ sometime soon. Praise ye the Lord!