“I Hope the Resurrection is True”
by Nathan Creitz

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In 1 Corinthians 15:17, Paul said, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.”

Can you imagine what it would be like to discover that everything you believed was worthless? In this message I first explain that everyone who believes anything¬†should question everything. Whether you are Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, or Atheist somebody is wrong and I “hope” it’s not me.

The second part of the message has to do with the hope we do have in the resurrection. If the resurrection of Jesus actually happened, then Jesus is alive, our message is true, we are forgiven of our sins, and more! So we need to hold on to hope in the resurrection of Jesus.

Finally, there’s a distinction between worldly hope and biblical hope. Listen to the end to catch the distinction. [Hint: Saying, “I hope the resurrection is true” really means “I know the resurrection is true”!]

I would love to hear your thoughts on this message from 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 in the comments below.