Summary: We live in a fallen world, but we have a RISEN Savior.
1 Corinthians 15:19-26 WE Live in a fallen world but Christ has Risen
We live in a fallen world but we have a risen Savior February 2011. While responding to a suspicious person report, a 46-year-old police officer in St. Petersburg, Florida, is shot to death by a teenager. The officer’s death hits that community very hard, not only because it happened, but also because he is St. Pete’s third officer within 30 days to die in the line of duty after 30 years with no police officers being shot.The wounded officer was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Then, as his body was wheeled out of the hospital to go to the medical examiner’s office, about two dozen of his comrades lined up outside, saluting as the body passed by. As they then dispersed, a reporter asked one officer for a comment. The officer simply said,"We live in a fallen world," and then he quietly walked away.
1. We do live in a fallen world
A. Adam and Eves orgins of sin
Gen 3:16To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing;
with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you." 17To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about
which I commanded you, `You must not eat of it,’ "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it
all the days of your life. 18It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. 19By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."
B. We live in a fallen world where people can’t find adequate jobs
C. We live in a fallen world where disease robs us of our loved ones
D. We live in a fallen world where divisions reign stronger than that which unites us.
2. We do live in a fallen world but we have a risen savior vs 20 but Christ has endeed risen
A. Though we have a fallen world yet the risen Savior gives new life and freed us from sin . John writes Rev 1: 5To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by the blood
B. Jesus rescues us from our past our fallen world and gives us a clean slate . -1 Thess 2;-Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
C. By your resurrection you raised the dead, and brought us from death to life.
D. Because you are risen, abundant life is ours, both now and for eternity
E. By your resurrection the Gospel is not silenced
F. Because of your resurrection the story of God’s hope, love and grace lives on.
G. By your resurrection you turned the disciples’ mourning to joy.
H. Because you are risen, you are our comfort in the midst of life’s turmoil and trial Because of the resurrection
Victor Hugo says:When I go down to the grave I can say, like many others, ’I have finished my day’s work!’ But I cannot say, ’I have finished my life.’ My day’s work will begin again the next morning. The tomb is not a blind alley; it is a thoroughfare! It closes on the twilight, it opens on the dawn! -victor Hugo