When Great Men Sleep – 1 Corinthians chapter 15

 

A new message preached by J Stewart Gillespie from 1 Corinthians chapter 15:

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 1 to 11 – When Great Men Sleep – J S Gillespie – 10052016

 

 

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1 Corinthians chp 15 begins with
The Gospel:
1. The Presentation of the Gospel (v1)
2. The Problem of the Gospel (v1-2)
3. The Power of the Gospel (v3)
4. The Proof of the Gospel (v3-11)

1. The Presentation of the Gospel
A clear declaration of the good news :
Emphatic
Instructional
Absolute
‘declared ‘ and’ preached ‘
The Gospel is not points for discussion or debate
We are speaking as though God were our equal
These are Gods demands upon us
‘ God now commands all men everywhere to repent and believe the gospel. ‘

2. Problem with the Gospel :
Paul has to declare what he has already preached
The Gospel is at risk of being :
Chiseled away / eroded away
Sometimes erosion can happen just with that one steady drip
It is little short of miraculous that we still have the gospel in our hands
The constant steady attempts at erosion of this message down through the centuries
Not just the Big attacks and the major heresies, but the slow and steady drip, drip, drip of one small error after another, each taking its toll over the years :
‘what about the resurrection body of the believer – it doesn’t really need to be a literal body, does it? ‘
And so drip, drip, drip
Here a little, there a little
You know what is really amazing about grace?
It’s amazing that we have any grace left.

Pilate tried to crucify grace
Nero tried to burn it
Communists persecuted it
Fascists attacked it
Kings tried to control it
Western democracy have tried to silence it
Muslim nations ban it
Darwin tried to disprove it
Atheists mock it
Cults confuse it
Yet the Gospel remains
How?
Because I have in my hand a bible.
Because the apostle took the time to : ‘declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you’
We have written down for us the most precious message ever recorded
Here is the word which not only presents the words of eternal life but prevents us from forgetting the Divine truth (v2)
Without knowing this book you are only as sound as the last error you met
3. The Power of the Gospel
‘ye are saved ‘
Need to be saved
We are lost
We don’t start off saved
We didn’t drift into being saved
We need to be saved
That salvation only came by’ receiving the gospel ‘ (V1)

The Gospel :
i. The Person of Christ
ii. The Power of His death
iii. The Proof :
Text of scripture (v3-4)
Triumph of Resurrection
Testimony of Eye Witnesses
Transformed Life of Paul

The Testimony of Eyewitnesses (v5-8)
How significant is this?
(1) Paul sees the necessity of providing evidence for the resurrection!
Paul is not thinking in terms of:
fables
parables
myths
legends
But sees and presents the resurrection as real historical fact and gives it a real historical setting!
If you talk to spiritists, mystics, pagans about their religion, the last thing they will talk about is historical evidence!
You don’t need concrete historical proof to start a religion!
You do need concrete historical proof for Christianity.
The apostle intends for the Gospel and the resurrection to be taken literally.
This is no myth.

(2) They prove the historical reality of the resurrection
‘these appearances … cannot prove more than that after the crucifixion certain persons believed that they had seen Jesus again…’ (CK Barrett)
They prove far more than that of course!
They didn’t think they saw Jesus or ‘believe’ they saw Jesus, if 12 or 500 hundred saw Him at the same time, then they did see Christ.

(3) Paul takes risks
Paul not only claims witnesses, but Paul names witnesses
More than that Paul names witnesses that they know:
Peter (v5)
James (v7)
Paul (v8)
We can be confident from the NT, historical references in the Acts and the history from the church fathers, that Paul is writing in the 1st Century AD.
If Paul is not telling the truth he is making a great blunder in naming his sources.

(4) When Great men sleep
‘but some are fallen asleep’ (v6)
This is no academic piece of literature
Saul depends on it!
Including Paul and those other witnesses, they would also die, they would be put to death and in that experience, their hope is the same as the hope which they share with us; ‘fallen asleep’ (v6)

Luke chapter 1 verses 1 to 25 – When Doubts Set in

Just added a new message preached by  Dr J Stewart Gillespie from the Gospel according to Luke:

 

Luke chp 1 vs 1 to 25 – When Doubts Set in – JS Gillespie – 02112014

1 Corinthians Chapters 14 to 16

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1 Corinthians chp 14 vs 1 – Jesus Loves me This I Know – J Stewart Gillespie – 29032016

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1 Corinthians chp 14 vs 1 to 25 – When men Know there is a God – 05042016 – JS Gillespie

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 1 to 3 – The Heart and the Head of the Gospel – J Stewart Gillespie – 12042016


 

1 Corinthians chp 5 vs 3 to 4 – Christ Died for our Sins – John Dunlop – 16052017

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 1 to 11 – When Great Men Sleep – J S Gillespie – 10052016

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1 Corinthians chp 15 – Chaos at Corinth – When Christians get Distracted – 09082016 – JS Gillespie

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 1 to 5 – Good News worth Believing – JS Gillespie – 18092016

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 10 – What Made Paul Great – J S Gillespie – 24052016

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1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 17 – Saved by A Living Saviour – J Stewart Gillespie – 14062016

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 12 to 20 – Why do we need a Resurrected Saviour – JS Gillespie

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 1 to 17 – The Resurrection of Jesus Christ – Why is it so Important – JS Gillespie – 12062016

 

Christ the Firstfruits – 1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 20 to 24 – Dr J Stewart Gillespie

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 20 to 23 – Resurrection Connecting to the Mystery – J Stewart Gillespie – 05072016

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 21 to 23 – Resurrection the Identity behind the Mystery – J Stewart Gillespie – 10072016

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 25 – For He Must Reign – Gods Purpose in Human Politics – JS Gillespie – 16082016

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1 Corinthians Chp 15 vs 25 – He Must Reign – The Eternal Kingdom of the Son of Man – JS Gillespie – 23082016

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1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 1 to 26 – Destroying the Destroyer – J Stewart Gillespie – 28082016

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 1 to 26 – The Resurrection of Jesus Christ – Who Stole the Doctrine – JS Gillespie – 04092016

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 26 – When Death Dies – J Stewart Gillespie – 30082016

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 29 – Dead Presumed Drowned – J Stewart Gillespie – 20092016

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1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 30 to 34 – Dieing Today Living for Ever – Suffering in the light of Eternity – JS Gillespie – 27092016

 

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1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 35 to 39 – Because we all Need a little Encouragement – JS Gillespie – 18102016

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 45 to 48 – First and Last Adam First and Second Man because we all need a Fresh Start – JS Gillespie – 01112016

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 52 – The Last Trump – JS Gillespie – 08112016

 

1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 1 to 5 – Good News worth Believing – JS Gillespie – 18092016

 

Eternal State – 1 Corinthians chp 15 vs 23 to 28 – John Dunlop – 31052016

 

1 Corinthians chp 16 vs 1 to 7 – Gods Playlist for my Life – JS Gillespie – 29112016

 

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1 Corinthians Chp 16 vs 10 to 12 – When Gods Grace is Second Best – J Stewart Gillespie – 13122016

 

1 Corinthians chp 16 – Finally Lets get Focused on Forever – JS Gillespie – 13112016

 

1 Corinthians chp 16 vs 13 to 24 – And Finally Faith Love and Hope – JS Gillespie – 20122016

 
 
 
 

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