Sermon on 1 Corinthian 15

Introduction: Resurrection by it very meaning is act of rising of dead. The word had derived from the latin word resurrēctus, past participle of resurgere, which means to rise again. The cultural meaning to the word is as follows…
    o The rising again of Jesus on the third day after the Crucifixion.
    o The rising again of the dead at the Last Judgment.
Resurrection is the nucleus of the Christian faith, the very fundamentals of our faith is laid on resurrection of Christ Jesus on the third day after he laid down his life on the cross for our sins.
The gospel actually can be considered a package which includes the birth, life and works redemption through the expiatory offering of Jesus Christ for one's sins, his death, burial and resurrection, great commission and ascension and out of which the resurrection becomes core theme of the Christian faith.
Resurrection is significant because it not only confined to the life on this earth but gives a hope for the believer on his/her afterlife. It is thought that has to be preached with utmost importance but it was not given the due importance it deserves and it is unpopular and it is preached mostly at the funerals. |The word gospel derives from the Old English god-spel (rarely godspel), meaning "good tidings" or "glad tidings". It is a calque (word-for-word translation) of the Greek word εὐαγγέλιον, euangelion (eu- "good", -angelion "message"). The Greek word "euangelion" is also the source of the term "evangelist" in English.
Originally, the gospel was the glad tidings of redemption through the expiatory offering of Jesus Christ for one's sins, the central Christian message. Note: John 3:16. Before the first gospel was written (Mark, c 65-70), Paul the Apostle used the term εὐαγγέλιον gospel when he reminded the people of the church at Corinth "of the gospel I preached to you" (1 Corinthians 15.1). Paul averred that they were being saved by the gospel, and he characterized it in the simplest terms, emphasizing...