1 Corinthians 15:29-34 Why and If - Two Very Powerful Words - Pastor David McGee

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Pastor David McGee

Date Taught: August 28, 2011

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Life Lessons
Life Lesson (1 Corinthians 15:29)

Being baptized identifies us with Jesus in a powerful, supernatural way. Believers are commanded to be baptized.

Life Lesson (1 Corinthians 15:31)

The more we die to ourselves, the more we can live for Jesus.

Life Lesson (1 Corinthians 15:32)

We should live here and now like we believe in heaven later.

Life Lesson (1 Corinthians 15:33)

We should be careful to know our Bibles so we can't be deceived.

Life Lesson (1 Corinthians 15:33)

Be careful who you listen to, take advice from and allow to influence you.

Life Lesson (1 Corinthians 15:34)

We should each be doing more good and doing less bad.

Verses Referenced and Teaching Notes
1 Cor 15:29 NLT
If the dead will not be raised, what point is there in people being baptized for those who are dead? Why do it unless the dead will someday rise again?
Acts 2:41 NKJV
Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
1 Corinthians 1:17 NKJV
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.
1 Corinthians 1:14-17 NKJV
14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name. 16 Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.
John 4:1-3 NKJV
1Therefore, when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John 2 (though Jesus Himself did not baptize, but His disciples), 3 He left Judea and departed again to Galilee.
Colossians 2:12 NLT
For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.
1 Cor 15:30 NLT
And why should we ourselves risk our lives hour by hour?
Genesis 4:6 NKJV
So the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
1 John 3:12 NKJV
not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's righteous.
1 Cor 15:31 NLT
For I swear, dear brothers and sisters, that I face death daily. This is as certain as my pride in what Christ Jesus our Lord has done in you.
Luke 12:48b NLT
When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.
1 Cor 15:32 NLT
And what value was there in fighting wild beasts-those people of Ephesus-if there will be no resurrection from the dead? And if there is no resurrection, "Let's feast and drink, for tomorrow we die!"
1 Cor 15:33 NLT
Don't be fooled by those who say such things, for "bad company corrupts good character."
Ps 1:1-3 NKJV
1 Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
1 Cor 15:34 NLT
Think carefully about what is right, and stop sinning. For to your shame I say that some of you don't know God at all.
2:12-15 NLT
12 Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. 13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.14 Do everything without complaining and arguing, 15 so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
Revelation 3:20-22 NKJV
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 22 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
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