I. The Resurrection Verified(I Cor. 15:3-8)
* The Witnesses (over 500 including family, friends, disciples and the apostles.
* The empty tomb (Luke 24:3-6) Where’s the body?
* The millions who have continued to celebrate it.
II. The Resurrection Validates The Cross (I Cor. 15:12-17)
*Others have died on a cross (Luke 23:32-33).
* The cross has no validity without the resurrection (Rom. 5:7-8).
III. The Resurrection Validates the Christ (Acts 1:9-11; I Tim. 6:14-16; Rev. 19:16)
*Jesus could not be the Messiah without the resurrection (Acts 2:30; 10:39-40).
IV. The Resurrection Validates the Christian (I Cor. 15:14-15)
*Validates our faith (I Cor. 15:14, 17).
* Validates our message (v.15).
* Validates our patience in suffering (I Cor. 15:32)
V. The Resurrection Validates Our Comfort (I Cor. 15:17-19)
*Our comfort at the death of a loved one (Jn. 11:24).
* Our comfort at our death (Job 19:25-27).