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!

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A Reason For The Hope The Gospel

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

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