A Reason For The Hope The Gospel

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While I examined the Da Vinci Code I prepared some lessons to encourage Christians in their Spiritual Walk. This is one in the series; so take a moment and enjoy!

While I examined the Da Vinci Code I prepared some lessons to encourage Christians in their Spiritual Walk. This is one in the series; so take a moment and enjoy!

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  • 1.  
  • 2. A Reason for the Hope Studies in Confidence of the Gospel
  • 3. A Reason for the Hope
    • “… but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give an defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear…”
    • (1 Peter 3:15, NKJV)
  • 4. Does the Gospel Bring Hope?
    • Romans 1:16
    • “ For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”
  • 5. What is the Gospel?
    • It is described as:
    • Being from God. (Romans 1:1)
    • As Christ’s gospel. (2 Corinthians 2:12)
    • The “gospel of your salvation.” (Ephesians 1:13)
    • The “gospel of the glory of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:4)
  • 6. It’s All Greek to Me?
    • “ Euangelion”
      • Original meaning was “a reward for good things.”
      • Came to mean “good tidings” and “good news.”
    • Further Defined:
      • The “power of God to salvation.” (Romans 1:16)
      • 1 Corinthians 15:1-8
  • 7. The Gospel is More Than You Think
    • Notice what the Gospel is:
      • Death
      • Burial
      • Resurrection
      • Evidence of eye-witnesses
  • 8. The Power of the Gospel
    • The Importance of Christ’s Return
      • (I Corinthians 15:12-19)
      • Paul says that if Christ did not rise our preaching is in vain. (verse 14)
      • If Christ did not rise, you are still in your sin. (verse 17)
      • Note verse 19
  • 9. The Power of the Gospel
    • The Importance of the Resurrection
      • 1 Corinthians 15:22
      • The last enemy is death. (verse 26)
      • If the dead do not rise, then the physical life means everything. (Verse 32)
  • 10. The Power of the Gospel
    • The Resurrection Bodies
      • There are different bodies. (verse 40)
      • The sown vs. the raised. (verses 42-46)
      • Will you bear the image of the man of heaven? (verse 49)
  • 11. The Power of the Gospel
    • The Mystery
      • I Corinthians 15:51
      • “ For this perishable body must put on the imperishable…” (1 Corinthians 15:53)
      • Our victory is in the Lord Jesus. (1 Corinthians 15:57)
  • 12. The Power of the Gospel
    • The Importance of Christ’s Return
      • Involves you.
    • The Importance of the Resurrection
      • Involves you.
    • The Resurrection Bodies
      • Involves you.
    • The Mystery
      • Involves you.
  • 13.