October 8, 2017: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 (Rich Merkouris)

Outline of the Message

 

  • 2:30 It is not well with the world.
  • 3:00 In the midst of this people will cling to interesting things. Hollywood will increase as a result of tragedy as it allows us to numb ourselves.
  • 5:00 the problem is as Christians we cannot just turn to specific pages for every single event.
  • 6:10 What we need to realize is that “In light of what God has revealed how does that direct how I respond.
  • 7:00 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
  • 9:29 the life of Jesus is a big deal because God was with us. God’s accomplishes his grand purpose with humanity.
  • 12:00 The story of Lazarus is a great example of Jesus going through grief with the shortest verse anywhere “Jesus Wept”
  • 12:49 Here is the most perfect being in the universe crying. The life of Jesus is God with us showcasing that God wept for us and wept with us.
  • 13:00 Do you have someone that you can weep with? God accomplishes his purpose today through us with us impacting others.
  • 16:00 We need to be present in people’s lives. It’s the ministry of presence.
  • 16:50 Set a reminder to help someone and show up in their life.
  • 18:00 Christianity always includes the cross. We have a God who has experienced suffering.
  • 22:05 Have you expressed your honest thoughts as to what you are feeling in what you are praying? It can be a good representation of how open you are with god based on observing if you are doing this.
  • 24:03 So you might be asking then where is God at? God has been familiar with suffering and is ready to interact with those are dealing with it.
  • 25:30 The resurrection of Jesus Christ gives us a guarantee of our eternal future.
  • 27:50 So today are you captured by the amazing restoration of the resurrection?
  • 29:30 So when you have a loss in your life, you can have a resurrection promise of what is to come. Claim a resurrection promise every single loss.
  • 31:10 The message of Christianity changes everything.
  • 31:30 The thing is that we could go through the message
  • 32:00 As Christians we should be able to say the world is not well, but it is well with my soul.
  • 34:00 the story of the song “It is Well with My Soul”
  • 36:00 We know that tomorrow it will not be well with the world, but with Christ, we can know that it is well with our soul.