“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

05/04/2015 – Morning Service: The benefits of Christ’s resurrection to believers.

Bible Readings:

1 Corinthians 15:1 – 26, Luke 24:1 – 12

Sermon Outline:

Romans 4:25 (NKJV)

25 who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification.

John 11:25–26 (NKJV)

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

I  The first benefit of Christ’s resurrection is the justification of all who believe in him.

II  The second benefit of Christ’s resurrection to those who are united to him by faith is that they are already given Jesus’ resurrection life.

Ephesians 2:4–6 (NKJV)

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together,…

Colossians 3:1 (NKJV)

1 …you were raised with Christ,

Romans 6:4–5 (NKJV)

4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,

III  The third benefit of Christ’s resurrection to those who are his is that they too shall raised with glorious resurrection bodies when the Lord Jesus comes again.