SonRise 2020: The Resurrection: The Reason For The Hope (1 Corinthians 15:12-19)



The empty tomb and cloths
The empty tomb is there to prove Jesus lives. Image Credit: MFMM

1 Corinthians 15:12-19, New King James Version

12 Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. 14 And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. 15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise. 16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. 17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! 18 Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. (1 Corinthians 15:12-19, NKJV)

In Memoriam

The songs on the service today are in memoriam of Pastor’s D.M.’s mother, Teressa (d. 2009), and grandparents, Anthony (d. 2019) and Annette (d. 2019).

“For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18)

Worship Songs

Believers are free to worship God freely. Though believers can choose their own songs to sing to God, we offer a selection of songs to enhance the worship experience. May God bless each of you.

Opening Selection: “It Was A Great Thing” (Rev. F.C. Barnes)

Intermediate Selection: “They Didn’t Know” (Kurt Carr)

Sermon Selection (before sermon): “If God Is Dead” (Mighty Clouds Of Joy)

Final Selection: “He Was More Than Just A Man” (Walt Mills)