Have several people ask the question, “What’s the most important thing you’ve ever done?”
Ask other people, “What do you hope to accomplish in the next several years of your life?”
Tell your class that today you’ll be talking about “life mission” or the one most important thing you do that drives everything else. Tell them that Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is the defining moment in history, so it should be the defining moment in our lives.
Read 1 Corinthians 15:12-19. How does the resurrection impact some of the crucial beliefs of Christianity?
How would Christianity be different if there was no resurrection? How would you be different without the resurrection?
Read 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. What are some specific ways that the resurrection gives us hope?
If you had been a friend of Jesus when he was on earth, how would the resurrection have impacted your life?
How do you think his followers then were effected by the resurrection?
Read 1 Corinthians 15:58. What do you think Paul expected of people as a result of the resurrection?
What do you think it means to “give yourself fully to the work of the Lord?”
How can you give yourself fully to the work of the Lord?
What would a life look like that was completely sold out to doing the same things Jesus did? What would it take for you to look like that?
Jesus’ resurrection from the dead makes him superior to all other’s who have lived
Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope for the future and motivation for the present
The resurrection should motivate us to seek to relive suffering and redeem sin just like Jesus did