An Echo from Easter

April 23, 2017 Speaker: Wes Pastor Series: Guest Preaching

Topic: Easter 2017

An Echo from Easter
Christ Proclamation Church
Various Texts
April 23, 2017

Sermon Theme: Christ's resurrection isn't just some icing on the cake of our salvation, but an essential part of our justification, sanctification, and glorification, and therefore should be central to our understanding, living and proclamation of the gospel.

I. Justification and Resurrection Necessity
    A. Necessity Asserted – (Rom. 4:25)
    B. Necessity Demonstrated
       1. Old Testament Picture – (Lev. 16)
       2. New Testament Reality – (Heb. 9:23-26)

II. Sanctification and Resurrection Necessity
    A. Necessity Asserted – (I John 2:1-2)
    B. Necessity Demonstrated 
       1. Threat of Condemnation – (Rom. 8:34)
       2. Promise of Perfection – (Eph. 5:25-27, Heb. 7:25)
       3. Need for Power – (Rom. 6:1-5, Eph. 2:4-10)

III. Glorification and Resurrection Necessity
    A. Necessity Asserted – (I Cor. 15:16-19)
    B. Necessity Demonstrated 
       1. Flesh & Blood Can't Inherit Kingdom – (I Cor. 15:50)
       2. Only Bodily Resurrection Defeats Death – (I Cor. 15:54)

Resurrection Applications

  • Experiencing Conversion by Embracing His Resurrection
  • Confronting Guilt by Considering our Living Advocate
  • Tackling Sin by Recognizing our Union with an Intimate Ally
  • Exciting Proclamation by Pointing to a Resurrected Savior
  • Reinvigorating Hope by Contemplating and Exalted King