From time to time, we may find ourselves struggling with a sense of futility and pointlessness. Why can't we seem to accomplish anything meaningful in life? Why does it sometimes feel like we're taking two steps forward and three steps back? Why can't we seem to succeed in achieving lasting positive change, both on a personal and social level? In fact, this sense of futility might lead us to despair, seeing all life as a "vanity of vanities and a chase after the wind" (to quote the author of Ecclesiastes). However, in the face of such despair, there is hope. That hope is rooted in the Christian doctrine of the bodily resurrection- an event which lies at the very heart of our faith. In today's sermon, Terence will take a closer look at 1 Corinthians 15:35-58. Here, the Apostle Paul responds to two questions: (1) How are the dead raised and (2) What is the resurrection body like? Terence will walk us through Paul's response to both of these questions. In the end, you'll see precisely why the doctrine of the resurrection is a source of such deep hope in the face of life's supposed futility.
Accompanying today's sermon is the second short video in the series, Surprise the World: The 5 Habits of Highly Missional People by Michael Frost. This one is called #2: Eat. Click below to watch it on Vimeo.