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  • What do the followingpeople lack?
  • “Man can live about forty days without food, about threedays without water,about eight minuteswithout air, but only for one second without hope.” (Author unknown)
  • Hope?Hope!
  • ‘11Rediscovering the Good News that We Dare Not Forget!
  • Celebrate Grace!Reaching the next generation!Police Sunday; 9:00 Pastor AlDeeper „11 returns!
  • The HeidelbergCatechism (1563) 129 questions and answers 52 Lord’s Day Readings
  • The Apostles’ Creed “I believe in . . .”“The resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.”
  • Hebrews 6:18-19God did this so that, by twounchangeable things in which it isimpossible for God to lie, we whohave fled to take hold of the hopeoffered to us may be greatlyencouraged. We have this hopeas an anchor for the soul, firm andsecure.
  • The resurrection ofJesus Christ is thatwhich gives us theassurance that thehope of the gospelcan be fullyembraced!
  • The resurrection of Christ affirms the following:Heaven is ours!
  • 1 Corinthians 15:52b-53For the trumpet will sound, thedead will be raised imperishable,and we will be changed. For theperishable must clothe itself withthe imperishable, and the mortalwith immortality.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:54When the perishable has beenclothed with the imperishable, andthe mortal with immortality, thenthe saying that is written will cometrue: “Death has been swallowedup in victory.”
  • 1 Corinthians 15:55-57“Where, O death, is your victory?Where, O death, is yoursting?” The sting of death is sin,and the power of sin is the law. Butthanks be to God! He gives us thevictory through our Lord JesusChrist.
  • Hebrews 6:14-15Since the children have flesh andblood, he too shared in theirhumanity so that by his death hemight destroy him who holds thepower of death—that is, thedevil— and free those who all theirlives were held in slavery by theirfear of death.
  • 1 Corinthians 2:9No eye has seen, no ear hasheard, no mind has conceivedwhat God has prepared for thosewho love him.
  • The resurrection of Christ affirms the following:Heaven is ours!
  • John 14:19Before long, the world will not seeme anymore, but you will see me.Because I live, you also will live.
  • The resurrection of Christ affirms the following:Heaven is ours!Our faith is true!
  • 1 Corinthians 15:13-14If there is no resurrection ofthe dead, then not even Christ hasbeen raised. And if Christ hasnot been raised, ourpreaching is useless and so is yourfaith.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:15More than that, we are then foundto be false witnesses about God,for we have testified about Godthat he raised Christ from thedead. But he did not raise him if infact the dead are not raised.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:16-17For if the dead are not raised, thenChrist has not been raised either.And if Christ has not been raised,your faith is futile; you are still inyour sins.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:18-20aThen those also who have fallenasleep in Christ are lost. If only forthis life we have hope in Christ, weare of all people most to be pitied.But Christ has indeed been raisedfrom the dead!
  • Matthew 16:21From that time on Jesus began toexplain to his disciples that hemust go to Jerusalem and suffermany things at the hands of theelders, the chief priests and theteachers of the law, and that hemust be killed and on the third daybe raised to life.
  • Track record ofhumanity when it came to death?Did they remain dead: Sometimes? Usually? Always?
  • The resurrection of Christ affirms the following:Heaven is ours!Our faith is true!Perseverance is possible!
  • 1 Corinthians 15:58Therefore, my dear brothers,stand firm. Let nothing move you.Always give yourselves fully to thework of the Lord, because youknow that your labor in the Lord isnot in vain.
  • 2 Corinthians 1:8We do not want you to beuninformed, brothers, about thehardships we suffered in theprovince of Asia. We were undergreat pressure, far beyond ourability to endure, so that wedespaired even of life.
  • 2 Corinthians 1:9-10Indeed, in our hearts we felt thesentence of death. But thishappened that we might not rely onourselves but on God, who raisesthe dead. He has delivered us fromsuch a deadly peril, and he willdeliver us. On him we have set ourhope that he will continue to deliverus.
  • The resurrection of Christ affirms the following:Heaven is ours!Our faith is true!Perseverance is possible!Evil is done for!
  • 1 Corinthians 15:20-22But Christ has indeed been raisedfrom the dead, the firstfruits ofthose who have fallen asleep. Forsince death came through a man,the resurrection of the dead comesalso through a man. For as inAdam all die, so in Christ all will bemade alive.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:23-25But each in turn: Christ, thefirstfruits; then, when he comes,those who belong to him. Then theend will come, when he handsover the kingdom to God theFather after he has destroyed alldominion, authority and power. Forhe must reign until he has put allhis enemies under his feet.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:26-27The last enemy to be destroyed isdeath. For he “has put everythingunder his feet.” Now when it saysthat “everything” has been putunder him, it is clear that this doesnot include God himself, who puteverything under Christ.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:28When he has done this, then theSon himself will be made subjectto him who put everything underhim, so that God may be all in all.
  • Revelation 21:1-2Then I saw a new heaven and anew earth, for the first heaven andthe first earth had passed away,and there was no longer any sea. Isaw the Holy City, the newJerusalem, coming down out ofheaven from God, prepared as abride beautifully dressed for herhusband.
  • Revelation 21:3And I heard a loud voice from thethrone saying, “Now the dwelling ofGod is with men, and he will livewith them. They will be his people,and God himself will be with themand be their God.
  • Revelation 21:4-5He will wipe every tear from theireyes. There will be no moredeath or mourning or crying or pain,for the old order of things haspassed away.” He who was seatedon the throne said, “I ammaking everything new!”
  • The resurrection of Christ affirms the following:H eaven is ours!Our faith is true!Perseverance is possible!Evil is done for!