In this second part we see that personal experience of the resurrected Christ and the subsequent transformation of your life is the greatest and most powerful evidence of the resurrection of Christ from the dead and also a future guaranteed. However, we also review some other evidences of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and the implications for each one of us.
This sermon starts to look at the fact that a foundational belief and hope for the Christian is to be resurrected. This belief is founded in scripture, a personal experience of being born-again and also in the actual resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Many people in our society and churches are plagued with worry and anxiety. This frank and open sermon tells us that it is OK because God knows all about it, but also that He is able to give us a peace that will guard our hearts and minds. There are some keys to how we can cooperate with God to receive this peace.
using Romans 6:23 as a launchpad we see that eternal life is available as a free gift for everyone who believes. It isn’t automatic. We see that eternal life is ultimately about a relationship with a Heavenly Father but also is something that will see us clear before God’s throne when we die and face a just God.
In Christ, the believer is seated in the heavenlies with a new perspective, authority and potential – as we grasp this, it will affect the way we live.
This sermon uses Ephesians 1:3 to show how we have been redeemed and how Jesus Christ is our Redeemer. It shows how a price has been paid for the believer to have true freedom.
This sermon uses passages from Romans to show what it means to be ‘In Christ’ and the wonderful benefits which this offers, particularly that God loves you!
This sermon uses 2 Corinthians 5:21 to show how we become the righteousness of God. It focuses on the fact that this righteousness is by faith from first to last (Romans 1:17) and that it is not by striving or religious observance. It is a brand new way of thinking and living and it is much better!!
This sermon examines the significance of the sinless Son of God becoming sin on the cross so that believers may become the righteousness of God ( 2 Corinthians 5:21). Scriptures written over a timespan of around 1000 years are used to show the depth of what God did in sending His Son, Jesus for a sinful world.
2 Timothy 1:9 tells us that we have grace in Christ. This sermon examines the incredible gift of grace from God and how it is so rich in salvation, changing us for the better, keeps us going and provides everything that God knows we need. If you want a rich patron – God is the best one to have!
The expression ‘in Christ’ or variation of this is included at least 164 times in the New Testament letters, so it is something that is important to understand. This sermon is an introduction to a series which examines the benefits and implications of being ‘in Christ’. Are you ‘in Christ’, then discover the benefits. If you are not sure, then this will help you.