Summary: What if Jesus is really risen?
BUT WHAT IF??? 1
1st CORINTHIANS 15:1-19
Tonight I have one question about Life, Death
IS JESUS REALLY RISEN??
John 2:18 says:
What sign showest thou unto us,
seeing that thou doest these things??
John 2:19 Jesus said:
Destroy this temple, and in three days
I will raise it up!!
1st Corinthians is no doubt one of the greatest
chapters on the resurrection of Jesus Christ!!
Paul was writing a troubled Church this letter
And it tells of the Divisions that these
Corinthians are experiencing!
And The Immorality,
The Confusion, BUT lets not forget
The Victory in Jesus!!! AMEN
What if Christopher Columbus didn’t
make His voyage and discover America?
What if Martin Luther King had not dared
to stand on truth?
What if Jesus had not been crucified?
What if He hadn’t been laid in the tomb?
What if there hadn’t been a resurrection?
In Jesus’ Day all hope died with him
on the Cross at Calvary!!
The devil crept in with that fog of
And all of the friends of Jesus wouldn’t
understanding, what had crept in!
They had heard the message that Jesus
had been tellin them!!
But they only heard only half of it!!
They only heard that Christ was defeated!!
The devil had them fogged up!!
But on that third day the fog of their
disappointment was lifted! AMEN
and the whole world received the complete
message - Jesus defeated death
Defeat became victory.
Death turned into LIFE!!!
But ask yourself this question!
What if there had been no resurrection?
If not, then Jesus would have been a liar!!
Jesus Christ predicted his resurrection on
But he spoke in his parables!
Like - Destroy this temple and I will raise it up
in three days!!!
But later He spoke much plainer
Matthew wrote in chap 16 vs. 21:
from that time forth began Jesus to show
unto his disciples, how that he must go
unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things
of the elders and chief priests and scribes,
and be KILLED, and be raised again
the third day!!
And in Matthew 12:40 Jesus said:
for as Jonah was three days in the
so shall the Son of Man
be three days and three nights in
the heart of the earth!!
And in the 20th Chapter of Matthew
He predicts that he will be betrayed, by the
chief priests and unto the scribes
and shall be condemned to death!!
WHAT IF THERE HAD BEEN
All of our preaching would be in vain!
Great sermons of the Apostle’s Paul,
and Peter, and Silas would
never have been!!
The great preachers and evangelists
of the ages would never have been
like Wesley and Matthew Henry
and Spurgeon and Not to mention
William Branham, and Billy Graham!
All of our faith would be in vain
and our faith would be empty
And without faith there would be
And No Blessings!
And the dead would perish in Hell!
there would be no hope of Heaven!
You would be dead and deep in sin!
And Hell Bound!!!!
Mark wrote in 14:28:
But after that I am risen,
I will go before you into Galilee!!
Jesus was telling it real plain now
1st Corinthians 15:14 says:
And if Christ be not risen, then is
our preaching in vain?
Church without a Resurrection
there wouldn’t be a gospel!!
The Apostle Paul tells us:
For I delivered unto you first of all
that which I also received.
How that Christ died for our sins
according to the scriptures
And that He was buried,
and that he rose again on the third day!
According to the scriptures!!
People gospel means good news!!!
And I have a hot news flash for you
if the resurrection would have been
took out of the gospel,
we’re left with sad news,
and it sure ain’t good news!!!
Without the resurrection
we would only have about half a
And guess what I’ve got
another hot news flash for ya’s
half a gospel is no gospel at all!!
Our Faith is groundless without a resurrection.
and that would make our faith un-real
1st Corinthians 15:14, says:
and your faith is also in vain!!!
VS 17 says: And if Christ be not raised
your faith is vain, ye are
yet in your sins!!!
Faith in a dead Savior is quite pathetic
don’t you think???
If you were running from a murderer
would you want to run into a house full
of people, that would give you some help,
Or would you rather run into a
grave yard full of dead people??
I don’t think many people would
answer the grave yard how bout you?
If Jesus Christ didn’t rise from the tomb
then He has no power to save us from sin!!