He Is Risen!

He Is Risen!
(1 Corinthians 15:1-19)

I. The resurrection matters because it is true. (1 Corinthians 15:1-11)
A. Evidence of the Prophetic Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:4; Psalm 16; Acts 2:24-32; Psalm 22:22; Hebrews 2:12; Isaiah 53:10-12; Matthew 12:38-41; John 2:19)
B. Evidence of Eyewitness Testimony (1 Corinthians 15:5-8)
C. Evidence of Changed Lives (1 Corinthians 15:9-11)

II. The resurrection of Jesus matters because apart from it, the Christian faith is empty. (1 Corinthians 15:12-19)
A. If Christ is not risen, our preaching is empty. (1 Corinthians 15:14A, 15)
B. If Christ is not risen, faith is futile. (1 Corinthians 15:14B, 17)
C. If Christ is not risen, there is no hope beyond the grave. (1 Corinthians 15:18)

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