Is Jesus’ resurrection true?

The Resurrection—Tischbein, 1778.
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Jesus, the one who died, lives! Belief in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is one of the central beliefs of Christianity. Jesus resurrection is true and historical fact. Paul addresses this question in 1 Corinthians 15:12:

“But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.

If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all others.

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a human being. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”

I agree with what my current senior pastor, Adam Hamilton says in response to a question about whether he really believes in the resurrection, I don’t just believe it. I’m counting on it.

Global Leadership Summit – Day 1

Today and tomorrow I am taking part in the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit remotely hosted at Resurrection Leawood. I had not heard of this event before coming to Resurrection. I have enjoyed and found something helpful for ministry each year. It has become part of the rhythm of my year. Today, I am excited to listen to Jim Collins and Resurrection’s own, Adam Hamilton, today.

Are you at the Global Leadership Summit?

Homosexuality and the UMC – Adam Hamilton Sermon

I invite you to worship with The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection on Sunday, February 1 online at http://live.cor.org and hear a sermon by Adam Hamilton addressing homosexuality as a part of the sermon series When Christians Get it Wrong.

I was in worship on Saturday night, enjoyed the sermon and appreciated Adam’s sermon. I believe that you will be interested in his perspective, even if you disagree with his approach.

Your Invitation:

  1. Copy and post this invitation at your blog or retweet my latest at Twitter.
  2. Join worship live at http://live.cor.org at either 10:45 AM and 4:00 PM Central Standard Time (GMT -6). (If you are in the Kansas City area join us in person at any service – Worship Schedule)
  3. If you watch online, let us know your response using the Contact Resurrection Live! link after the service.

Speedlinking – July 14, 2008

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