“If Christ has not been raised
– your faith is worthless!”
I Corinthians 15: 17
John 20: 1 – 20
The Story
“After the Sabbath at
dawn on the 1
day of the week…
there was a violent
earthquake for an
angel of the Lord…
rolled back the
stone and sat on
it.” (Matt 28)
Mary Magdalene
came to the tomb
and found it empty
She ran to where
the disciples were to
tell them someone
had taken Jesus’
Peter & John run
to the tomb.
Peter goes in but
John stays outside
They still don’t
understand &
return to their
Mary sees a man –
she thought was the
Jesus asks, “why are
you looking for the
living among the
“Tell me where you
have taken Him…”
“Mary,” Jesus said…
Mary reports Jesus’
“I have seen the
Luke 24: 11, “But
they did not
believe …
because their
words seemed
like nonsense.”
Later that
appeared to
His disciples
“They did not believe because their
words seemed like nonsense.”
I Corinthians 15: 3 – 7 Did you know?...
Jesus appeared to Peter
Then to the other Disciples
Then to more than 500 people at one
time – most were still alive when Paul
wrote this (32 yrs after Jesus rose)
Then to James and lastly to me (Paul)
Without the resurrection…
Our preaching & our faith = useless!
We would be lying about God!
If Christ did not rise from the dead –
then we will not rise from the dead
Our faith is futile (worthless)
We have no hope & should be pitied!
“But Christ has indeed been
raised from the dead!”
The Blessed Hope
“Listen, we will not all die, but we
will all be changed – in a flash, a
twinkling of an eye (wink), at the
last trumpet… when the mortal
(human life) will become
immortality… Death has been
swallowed up in victory!” I Cor 15
“Where, O death, is your
“Where, O death, is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin…for the
wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23)
But the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord!
“But thanks be to God!”
He gives us the
victory though our
Lord Jesus Christ!
Stand Firm!
He Is Risen!