For a Dear Friend Who Recently Died

His soul has gone to heaven,
his body left behind,
his friends are all a-weeping,
his loved ones all resigned

to what they deem unchangeable
– the Almighty’s stern decree:
The soul, although immortal,
must soon the body flee.

But still they bravely carry on,
their grief can’t overwhelm them.
They know the One and Only Son
will comfort and sustain them.

And tho’ their loved one might be gone,
’tis only for a season.
The One and Only Son shall come,
and he will rise again!

(Written on 03 December 2017)

Ikthus East Sermon (April 5, 2015)

RISEN WITH CHRIST

(How the Resurrection of Jesus Christ Changes Us)

INTRODUCTION:

Today I’d like to share with you one of the deep doctrines of the Christian life: the doctrine of “Union with Christ,” which means that what is true of Christ is also true of those who belong to him. Therefore, since Christ died, we who have put our faith in him also died with him (Col. 3:3). Since he rose from the dead, we too have been raised with him (Col. 2:12). Continue reading “Ikthus East Sermon (April 5, 2015)”

A Sermon on the Resurrection

TEXT: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

INTRODUCTION: Every Easter Sunday, millions of Christians all over the world go to worship at their respective churches to celebrate the day of our Lord’s resurrection. But what if Christ had never risen? It would have been the greatest tragedy for the human race because, then, there would be no Savior from our sins.

 I. IF CHRIST WERE NOT RISEN, THEN –

 A. Our preaching is in vain.

B. Our faith is in vain.

C. Our loved ones who died are lost despite their faith in Christ.

D. We are still in our sins (Ephesians 2:1-3)

E. We are of all men most miserable (1 Corinthians 15:32)

Continue reading “A Sermon on the Resurrection”