O Death, Where is Your Victory?

April 9, 2023 Pastor: Pastor James Wychers Series: O Death, Where is Your Victory?

Topic: Resurrection Sunday Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:50–58

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The fundamental question of life is—Is life worth living or not and why is that?

The question of meaning is so important. If you don’t find meaning, there is destruction that goes along with it.

The question this morning is—Why is it better to live than to die? If we can answer that question truly … actually answer that question, we really have found the meaning of life.

The Bible deals with this question of meaning. This Resurrection Sunday is at the center of the answer to the question of meaning. There is meaning because of the resurrection of Jesus. There is meaning because of the promise that flows out of the resurrection of Jesus. The promise that people will rise as well … that we will rise from the dead.

The point is this—it is better to live than to die because every person is an eternal being. If this earthy life was the ultimate reality, that this is all there is, then this would be a much harder question to answer.

In that case the motto of life would be: Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die. (1 Corinthians 15:32)

There would be no meaning beyond what pleasure we can find in this moment today if there were nothing beyond.

Most people seek to live this reality, this philosophy of Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die. The world is filled with anxiety, despair, destruction, and death

You were made for more that that. You were made for more than just today. The pleasures of this moment.

I pray each of us would find this to be true this morning.

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