In this episode of Witnessing Christ from the New Testament, Jon and Molly discuss 1 Corinthians 14–16.
This podcast episode covers the following:
1 Corinthians 14–16
- The spiritual gifts of speaking in tongues and prophecy
- The Great Resurrection chapter (1 Corinthians 15)
- Closing Encouragements in love
Key concepts in this episode include:
- Using gifts to edify others
- How to respond to LDS baptisms for the dead?
- How to respond to LDS different kingdoms of heaven?
- Emphasize the victory over death and sin
- Your witness is “not in vain”
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Share the Truth in Love
Share this conversation starter with your LDS friend:
One of my favorite expressions in the Bible is “but God…” It shows the amazing ways God, in love, has intervened and the transformational results that follow. I just came across one of the most beautiful “but” statements in the Bible.
In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul is speaking about the centrality of Christ’s resurrection to the Christian faith to those who didn’t believe in it. He says, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins” (15:17). Then he goes on: “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead!” (15:20).
That “but” statement changes everything. It means we can go back to v.17 and read it in reverse! “Since Christ has been raised, your faith is your greatest treasure; you are no longer in your sins.”
The connection between sin and death is inseparable in the Bible (Romans 6:23). The only way Christ could conquer death, sin’s punishment, is if he also conquered sin. And since he conquered both, nothing can separate us from God. Jesus’ resurrection is the guarantee that I know I will live with Heavenly Father forever. That is an amazing “but…” promise!