Summary: To show that we are believers made alive by CHRIST.
Are you in CHRIST?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we are believers made alive by CHRIST.
1 Corinthians 15:45 (Amplified Bible)
15:45 Thus it is written, The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life].
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, You are Life-giving Spirit to me that made me alive.
The Last Adam vs. first adam
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: 56 A.D.
C. Purpose: To purify the church from divisions and immorality.
D. To whom written: Corinthian church
E. Main Theme: Unified and pure living, in the midst of an impure world.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Key word: love (1 Corinthians 13)
G. Key verses: 1 Corinthians 1:12-17; 3:4-7, 21-22; 4:6-7.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. First man Adam became a living being
"Thus it is written, The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality);"
Genesis 2:7 (Amplified Bible)
2:7 Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being.
Romans 5:12-14 (Amplified Bible)
5:12 Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, [no one being able to stop it or to escape its power] because all men sinned.
5:13 [To be sure] sin was in the world before ever the Law was given, but sin is not charged to men’s account where there is no law [to transgress].
5:14 Yet death held sway from Adam to Moses [the Lawgiver], even over those who did not themselves transgress [a positive command] as Adam did. Adam was a type (prefigure) of the One Who was to come [in reverse, the former destructive, the Latter saving].
If you are born into this world, you have the adamic sinful nature in your body, though you are a living being, able to eat, and drink if you have not accepted CHRIST as LORD, MASTER and SAVIOR, you are dead (death - means separated from GOD)
B. The Last Adam - JESUS - life-giving Spirit
"the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life]"
1 John 5:11-12 (Amplified Bible)
5:11 And this is that testimony (that evidence): God gave us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
5:12 He who possesses the Son has that life; he who does not possess the Son of God does not have that life.
Colossians 3:4 (Amplified Bible)
3:4 When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory.
Romans 5:21 (Amplified Bible)
5:21 So that, [just] as sin has reigned in death, [so] grace (His unearned and undeserved favor) might reign also through righteousness (right standing with God) which issues in eternal life through Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) our Lord.
We have enjoyed here on earth the eternal life GOD has for us, and it's in our relationship and continuous experiential knowledge of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.