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Our Temporary Tomb Sermon Notes

Sermon 6 of our series on "Unshakable Hope" by Max Lucado.

1 Corinthians 15:54-55 - (54) When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” (55) “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

Matthew 28:2-6 - (2) There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. (3) His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. (4) The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. (5) The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. (6) He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Luke 23:39-43 - (39) One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” (40) But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? (41) We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” (42) Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. ” (43) Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Upon death, Christians enter ____________.

Luke 16:22 - (22) “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried.

2 Corinthians 5:6 - (6) Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord.

We will be in the ____________ ____ ______.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 - (16) For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. (17) After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

1 Corinthians 15:52 - (52) in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

We will have _____________ ________. No ____________. No ______.

Isaiah 11:6-9 - (6) The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. (7) The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. (8) The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest. (9) They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.

Heaven will be a place of ______ and ____________ __________.

Therefore, there is now ___ ____________ for those who are in Jesus Christ, (Romans 8:1)