What if there is no Easter

Yee Siew Meng

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:12-28


READ THE PASSAGE TOGETHER - 1 Corinthian 15:12-26 & discuss the questions below

1) Paul gives 7 consequences to the Corinthian belief that there is no such thing as the resurrection. What are the 7?  V. 13-18

a) V. 17 How does it affect you personally if you are still in your sins?  

b) V. 18  How does it affect you personally if those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished?  Can you describe why?


2) The preacher told stories of B B Warfield and Ian & Larissa who lived all their lives in the difficult situatioDescribe how the resurrection help them gain contentment in this life?  How do you gain contentment and live through your difficulty knowing that there is such a thing as the resurrection?


3)The preacher explained what it meant that Jesus was the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.  What difference does it make to you that Jesus is the firstfruits?  What if Jesus never resurrected?


4) V. 25-26 For He must reign and put all things in subjection under His feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

How does it make you feel today knowing that the last enemy, "death" is destroyed. 

Imagine if death has not been destroyed and there is no resurrection of the dead and when you die - you die - how different would you live?  What difference would it be in the way you live?


5) Break into groups of 4 to pray for those (friends & family members) who do not know Christ yet who will die an eternal death and who's body will not be resurrected in the last day to spend eternity with Christ in heaven.