Who In Their Right Mind Would Believe That?

on April 1, 2013

Sunrise service 3/31/2013

Rev. Shirley Wise

1 Corinthians 15:12-19  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? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, than not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are than 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. 16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

Are you in your right mind?  Sinners don’t know gospels.  Church people always find something to fight about.  Why is she directing the choir, I thought I was the bonafide person.  Corinthians believed Jesus rose from the dead.  They didn’t believe he rose in his bodily form.  Corinthians acted like they were fine with the scriptures but as soon as Paul left some of the Christians started mirroring and had doubts.  Paul said he believed when  Jesus was crucified , buried in the grave.

crucified people get shot every day, buried people die every day.  Never say someone rose from the dead so we believe it but we many act like it.

You believe resurrection of Jesus because you are not in your right mind.  You are born in a right mind.  When you are born again you take on a renewed mind.  Right mind you would be at home cooking and cleaning, Washing the car so your carpool buddies don’t see the trash.  Here we sit in Faith Ministries Gym clapping your hands and praising God because you are not in your right mind.

Right mind hasn’t gotten you nothing.  No spouse, your sick and in bankruptcy and you are losing your right mind.  Sometimes we need to get back on course.  Paul preached the same gospel to the Corinthians they just needed to hear it again.  Maybe you heard it but didn’t get it.  Maybe you need to turn off your I-Pods, I-Pads, and your I-Phones and listen to the  Crash Course of Resurrection 100:

Saved by the resurrection of Jesus, rose from the dead He did not or will not rise at some “general” resurrection of the dead.  Instead He rose the third day after His death.

Comfort us when we are sad,if you believe this then you are saved.  Get back on course. If we don’t believe in the resurrection of the dead then we don’t believe in the rise of God, our faith is in man.  All our friends that have been gone to be with God is eternal.

Why believe in the resurrection of  Christ.  Some kind of way people will get it. Jesus said it, Behold we go to Jerusalem.  Jesus suffered it .  Be first to rise from the dead.  Inside jobs of the disciples people who say they are on your side but stab you in the back.  Judas betrayed Jesus. Judas disclosed Jesus’ location to the chief priests who wanted to kill Him. Judas led soldiers to Christ in exchange for 30 pieces of silver.
KJV Matthew 26:20.  Peter denied Jesus three times he said that he was not a follower of Jesus and that he didn’t even know Jesus.  They spit in his face, thorns on the head, Nailed him to the cross, blood came streaming down his face.  Jesus was triumphant over it.  Early Sunday morning Jesus got up.  We see things in our right mind that some people can’t see.

Maybe there is someone who came with a right mind but left with a renewed mind.  Some thought they were just coming for breakfast but we are here for the word of God.




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