It was all for nothing! – no doubt, you’ve had the experience at least once in your life, even if your still young, that you put a great deal of effort into something only to find that it was the wrong thing? With schoolwork or housework, it would be merely an irritating trifle – a day spent reading the wrong book for class or fixing the wrong pipe for plumbing etc. But what a terrifying thought if we should apply it to our RELIGION! Many people would have us believe that you don’t need the resurrection to still have Christianity and a wonderful life. Aundrey Crouch wrote a song “If Heaven was Never Promised to Me” arguing that this life is wonderful enough as a Christian even without the life to come. But is IT? Paul certainly does not think so. Vos, when commenting on these verses says, “the very core, the very foundation, and substance of the Christian faith are at stake with the bodily resurrection of Jesus.” You see if Christ is not raised then Christianity really is all for nothing! It is right here that the whole thing depends – and enemies of God have tried and tried to suppress the truth they have tried to mock away the claim of Christ’s bodily resurrection – tried to divert Christians to other peripheral issues but for them, all their toil has been for nothing because the bodily resurrection of Christ is unable to be disproved and full of power!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons Called What? (1 Corinthians 1:1-3) August 7, 2016 Lying About Christ (1 Corinthians 1:4-17) August 14, 2016 Wisdom that is Not wise (1 Corinthians 1:18-31) August 21, 2016 Mesmerized by Christ Crucified (1 Corinthians 2:1-5) August 29, 2016 Babies and Builder (1 Corinthians 3:1-15) September 11, 2016 All Things are Your’s! (1 Corinthians 3:16-23) September 18, 2016 The Kingdom Not in Talk (1 Corinthians 4:1-21) September 25, 2016 Purge the Evil (1 Corinthians 5:1-13) October 2, 2016 Otherworldly Etiquette (1 Corinthians 6:1-11) October 9, 2016 Conquest of Our Bodies (1 Corinthians 6:12-20) October 17, 2016 Super-Spiritual Misconceptions (1 Corinthians 7:1-16) October 23, 2016 Otherworldly… (read more)