My Future Book on the Resurrection

I would like to write a book one day on how Jesus’ resurrection impacts everything.  The Puritan giant John Owen wrote a masterpiece many years ago titled,  The Death of Death in the Death of Christ.  My future book is going to be named, The Death of Death in the Resurrection of Christ (note 1 Corinthians 15 especially verses 20-28).   Too many Christians only hear sermons on the first 11 verses of 1 Corinthians 15 to the exclusion of the other 47.  My book will examine the entire chapter.

1 Corinthians 15:20-26.  20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. 21 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, 24 then comes the end, when He delivers up the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Paul Rochford on May 6, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Yes! I think we have a gaping hole in our thinking. Sure, resurrection (nod) but do we get that? I know I don’t, at least not in its fullest sense but that is Christianity, people who believe in a literal resurrection. I would be eager to see such a book. It seems to be something we are bypassing in this generation despite its everything impact. Consider this, I’m the first guy to respond to the post. I couldn’t tell you why but it doesn’t look like its on most of our radars at the moment. I say go for it, light up the night sky with a burning ember that streaks across the horizon and impacts with such a force that it sets ablaze a new generation that grasps the significance of the resurrection. (hey, you brought it up)

  2. Posted by Caleb Kolstad on May 6, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Paul,

    Thanks for your passion concerning this most important doctrine. It sounds like you might be the better candidate to write this book. My guess is that if someone did write such a book it would not sell very well. The American church is so earthbound that the later part of 1 Corinthians seems out of touch with many Christians today. Like you, i too struggle with the lures of materialism and worldliness. 1 Cor 15 has been a good study for my own soul.

    Jesus bodily resurrection guarantees our future (bodily) resurrection (vv 20-22) and the bodily resurrection of Christ sets in motion the consummation of the ages (vv 23-28). I needed two sermons to emphasize those eternal consequences with my people.

  3. Posted by Paul Rochford on May 6, 2011 at 11:42 am

    yep, I think that’s it, we are way to earth bound. May the eyes of our heart be enlightened. God bless.

  4. Posted by Matt Waymeyer on May 7, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Paul: Hey man, give me a call sometime. And tell Matt I need my DVD back!

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