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Preparing for the Sermon - 1 Cor 15:20-28

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Prepare your heart for the Sermon by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together hearing God's Word.

You will find suggestions for thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and prayerfully seeking wisdom to deepen your understanding of the passage to be preached this Sunday.

Carefully Think

  • Read 1 Corinthians 15:20-28. What is the main point of the preceding passage, from which this passage flows? (vs. 12-19) What parallels and contrasts are made between Christ and Adam?
  • What do you think when you read in vs. 22 “in Christ shall all be made alive”? What is this referring to and will anyone be excluded?
  • In your own words, describe the order of events given in vs. 23-26.
  • What is the key word in the last few verses of this passage? How would you define that word? Who is this written about?
  • What is listed as the main point of these last few verses?
  • The Sermon Study equipping class notes are available online for anyone wanting to dig deeper. Please review this week's notes to help study this passage. Click here for the notes.

Prayerfully Meditate

  • Where do you see yourself in relation to the events described in this passage?
  • What or who will Christ overthrow? Where does he receive power or authority to do this?
  • Describe what all you find encouraging in this passage.
  • Who do you think are the enemies of Christ? Is there any hope for them?