Life Group Study Guide: Loved what you heard on Sunday? Want to go deeper? The life group study guide will help you unpack what you heard on Sunday, while diving deeper into God's word.
- Have you ever had a friend who had a different religion than you? How did you find common ground in your differences of belief?
Dig Deeper: The Ministry of Jesus, the Resurrection of Jesus, and the Eternal Message of Jesus is what sets Christianity apart from every other religion on Earth. The Apostle Paul explains for us just how significant the resurrection of Jesus is to those who place their faith in Jesus Christ.
- Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-49. What insights, observations, or principles from this text do you find most helpful, insightful, or troubling? Explain.
- How would you summarize the core elements of the Gospel as Paul taught it in 1 Corinthians 15:1-11?
- According to 1 Cor. 15:12-19, why is the resurrection so essential to the Christian faith? What arguments does Paul provide for the validity of the resurrection of Jesus Christ?
- How will our existence be different in our resurrected bodies compared to our current bodies (1Cor. 15:35-57; Philippians 3:20-21; and Luke 24:39-43)?
- How does Paul depict the culmination of all of human history in this passage? What events will transpire?
Making it Personal:
- If an unbelieving friend made the statement, “It does not matter what you believe. All religions are basically the same; they all lead to the same place,” what would you say?
- What questions, or doubts do you still have considering Jesus’ ministry, His death and resurrection, or His eternal message of salvation?
- How has the promise of a physical resurrection given you hope when those you love experience suffering, sickness, or even death?
- How does your knowledge of God’s plans for human history change your present priorities in this life?
- If Jesus was really who He said He was (God), what else has Jesus said that we need to take seriously, but don’t?
- How has God’s word encouraged you personally, through this study, or Sunday’s sermon?