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The Death of Death

Original Date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2013

1 Corinthians 15:54-58 Victory! The Death of Death

Irreversible
I am so happy to be able to speak to you today. This is a day of good news. A day of celebration. Today, all over the world, Christians are celebrating the one who died, who was buried, and was raised again. This is good news, indeed.

Useless

Original Date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2013

1 Corinthians 15:12-19 (20?) Victory!: Useless

Check In But Don't Check Out?
Our society is obsessed with death, in an avoidance sort of way.

Nobody wants to die, everybody wants to live longer. From health food diets to exercise programs to radical surgeries of every kind, the avoidance of death has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Americans want to recapture their youth, increase their longevity, put off the inevitable.

A Reminder

Original Date: 
Sunday, February 17, 2013

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Victory: A Reminder

Important
Kim Peek was the inspiration for the 1988 movie Rain Man. His may have been one of the most remarkable brains to ever exist.

Peek was what doctors call a “mega-savant.” A savant is someone who is said to have extraordinary expertise in 1 to 3 subjects. Peek was an expert in at least 15; including history, sports, geography and math. Even though he couldn’t walk until he was 4, he began reading and memorizing things at the age of 1 and a half.

Death Working Backwards

Original Date: 
Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is C.S. Lewis’s classic children’s book and parable of the Easter story.

Many of you know the story, but I’ll give you a quick summary. Edmund, the younger boy, is seduced by the witch’s chocolates and turns traitor on his friends. According to the Ancient Law written on the Stone Table--Deep Magic from the Dawn of Time--the witch now has the right to demand Edmund's blood. As she explains: "Every traitor belongs to me as my lawful prey and...for every treachery I have a right to a kill."