Presentation on theme: "Did Jesus Christ Die In Vain"— Presentation transcript:
1 Did Jesus Christ Die In Vain ?1 Corinthians 15:1-4
2 Jesus Christ Died in Vain! If the Law is BindingJesus Christ Died in Vain!Many have insisted that Christians are under the Law of MosesLaw of Moses was annulled by the death of ChristColossians 2:14;2 Corinthians 3:7;Romans 7:6
3 Jesus Christ Died in Vain! If the Law is BindingJesus Christ Died in Vain!2 Corinthians 3:7…But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away,
4 Jesus Christ Died in Vain! If the Law is BindingJesus Christ Died in Vain!Romans 7:6But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.
5 Jesus Christ Died in Vain! If the Law is BindingJesus Christ Died in Vain!Truths regarding Christ and the LawChrist came to fulfill it (Matt 5:17)Christ came to redeem those under the law (Gal 4:4-11)Law was a tutor to bring us to Christ (Gal 3:20-27)If righteousness is through the Law – Christ died in vain! Galatians 2:21
6 If the Church is Non-Essential Jesus Christ Died in Vain!Many deny the necessity of the churchThe church of Christ owes its very existence to the death of Jesus ChristWas purchased withHis blood (Acts 20:28)Was sanctified by His death (Eph 5:25-27)Was redeemed when He gave Himself (Titus 2:11-14)
7 If the Church is Non-Essential Jesus Christ Died in Vain!Truths regarding Christ and His churchNo one outside of the church will be savedEphesians 5:23; Colossians 1:18, 24; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13; Ephesians 4:4-6
8 Eph 5:23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.Col 1:18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.Col 1:24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,
9 If the Church is Non-Essential Jesus Christ Died in Vain!Truths regarding the unity of believersPaul pleaded for Christian unity at Corinth.1 Cor 1:10-13Paul gave the charter for Christian unity Eph 4:4-6Since Jesus died for the church, if the church in which He died for is really unnecessary, then Christ died in vain!If almost 2000 denominations are right and if we can attend just any church, then Christ did not reconcile us in one body, and therefore, He died in vain!
10 Jesus Christ Died in Vain! If I Am LostJesus Christ Died in Vain!Many will be eternally lostPunishment (Matt 8:12; Luke 16:24)Eternal Punishment (Matt 25:46; 2 Thes 1:9)Not God’s will – yet many will be (1 Tim 2:4)Christ died to save us from eternal punishmentDied on the cross to draw sinners to Him (John 12:32)Died that we might live (1 Pet 2:24; Rom 5:8-10)
11 Jesus Christ Died in Vain! If I Am LostJesus Christ Died in Vain!Truths regarding the death of Christ and salvationDeath was meaningful IF I accept its benefits (Heb 5:9)If I do not submit to His will – I am lost! (Matt 7:21)
12 Jesus Christ Died in Vain! If There is no HEAVENJesus Christ Died in Vain!Many are teaching that heaven is just a “dream” that will never come true; Jesus never promised heaven to anyone but to his apostles.Others are teaching that heaven in the Bible is equal to a “reformed world or new world,” that Jesus will set in the millennium and that there will be no one in heaven but only in this “new earth”
13 Jesus Christ Died in Vain! If There is no HEAVENJesus Christ Died in Vain!If this theory is true, then Jesus died in vain.Christ died to save us from eternal punishmentIn the Bible we read that Jesus promised for you and I heaven. Have you ever been to heaven? No, we haven’t but we trust Jesus. He promised.
14 Jesus Christ Died in Vain! If There is no HEAVENJesus Christ Died in Vain!Heb 6:18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.John 14:1-3… "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. "In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
15 Jesus Christ Died in Vain! If There is no HEAVENJesus Christ Died in Vain!Jesus is talking with the apostles in John 14 and we are not apostles… That’s true Jesus is talking with and for the apostles but that’s not the only passage that we have.
16 Jesus Christ Died in Vain! If There is no HEAVENJesus Christ Died in Vain!Philippians 3:20… For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,1Th 4:17… Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.Col 3:1… If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
17 Jesus Christ Died in Vain! If There is no HEAVENJesus Christ Died in Vain!1Pe 1:4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,2Ti 4:8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.