Resurrection

TEXT:† Heb. 6:1-3

INTRODUCTION:

A.† A FIRST PRINCIPLE SUBJECT Ť RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD.

B.† JOBíS QUESTION (Job 14:14).

††††††††† 1.† Question of the ages.

††††††††† 2.† Not just religious Ė What happens when you die?

C.† SUBJECT OF DISCUSSION, SPECULATION, CONTROVERSY.

I.††††† THE TRUE HOPE OF ISRAEL.

A.† PAULíS DEFENSE BEFORE FELIX (Acts 24:14-15).

B.† PAULíS ANSWER TO FESTUS & AGRIPPA (Acts 26:6-8,† 22-23).

C.† WHY WAS HE IN PRISON? (Acts 28:20).

D.† WAS HE GUILTY? (Acts 23:6;† 17:18, 32;† 24:14-15;† 26:23).

II.†††† OLD TESTAMENT CHARACTERS.

A.† Heb. 11:35.† BETTER RESURRECTION.

B.† Acts 26:22-23.† OT PROPHETS.

C.† ††THE EXPECTATION OF ABRAHAM (Heb. 11:8-10;† 13-16).

III.††† THE CENTER OF NEW TESTAMENT TEACHING (John 5:28-29).

A.† PAULíS THEME (1 Cor. 15:12-19).

B.† DEATH IS CHANGING CLOTHES (2 Cor. 5:1-9).† GOING HOME.

C.† PETER (Acts 2:27, 31;† 4:2;† 1 Pet. 1:3).

IV.†† OUR HOPE, A LIVING HOPE (1 Pet. 1:3).

A.† GOD IS THE AUTHOR.† HOW?

B.† 1 Pet. 1:21.† JESUS RAISED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

C.† Acts 24:14-15.† FOUNDATION OF OUR LIVES AND OUR FAITH.

D.† Rom. 5:1-5.† REJOICE IN THAT HOPE Ė NO REGRETS.

††††††††† 1.† More than conquerors (Rom. 8:37).

††††††††† 2.† Not regret or shame Ť JOY! †(Phil. 4:4-7).

E.† 1 Thess. 5:1-8.† PREPARATION IN HOPE Ė GET READY AND STAY READY.

††††††††† ANTICIPATION ÁŤ PREPARATION.

F.† Heb. 6:11-18.

††††††††† 1.† Faithfulness to the end (vs. 11).

††††††††† 2.† Imitate Jesus (Heb. 12:1-2).

††††††††† 3.† Not easy (vs. 15;† Heb. 11).† Possible.

††††††††† 4.† Hope ÁŤ Promise and oath of God (vs. 16-18).

††††††††† 5.† Do we believe? (2 Cor. 4:13-14).† The source of our hope, belief in the resurrection.

V.††† THE POINT (1 Thess. 4:13-18).

A.† THE RESURRECTION & ďSORROW NOT!Ē (Phil. 4:4).

B.† JESUS IS COMING (vs. 15-16).

C.† WE WILL BE TOGETHER (vs. 16-17).

D.† COMFORT Ť CELEBRATION! (vs. 18).

CONCLUSION:

A.† DONíT FORGET YOUR CALLING.

††††††††† 1.† To walk worthily.

††††††††† 2.† To justification.

††††††††† 3.† To eternity.

B.† DEATH SWALLOWED UP !!! (1 Cor. 15:54-57).