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This is the teaching site of the West Side church of Christ in Fort Worth, TX. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials were written and prepared by Stan Cox

Index by Subject

Sermon: Seven Facts About the Resurrection

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There is a lot of speculation and misinformation concerning the resurrection.
The lesson establishes seven facts about the resurrection from scriptures such as John 5 & 1 Corinthians 15.

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Invitation: The Wonderful Hope of the Christian

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In 1 Corinthians 15:50-53 and 2 Corinthians 5:1-4 the apostle eloquently describes the hope of the Christian in the resurrection.

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Invitation: The Eyewitnesses KNOW Who He Is

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The Apostle Paul and other eyewitnesses of the resurrected Jesus have absolutely no doubt that He is the Christ!

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Invitation: The Realization of the Christian’s Hope

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The resurrection is the realization of the Christians hope! Because Christ was risen, we have the hope of life after death as well. (1 Corinthians 15)

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Sermon: The Christ Entering Jerusalem

Image The events of John 12 are discussed, with a special emphasis on the part Lazarus’ resurrection played in amassing the great crowd of worshippers as Jesus entered Jerusalem.

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Invitation: A Description of the Resurrection

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In 1 Corinthians 15:42-49, the apostle Paul describes the future resurrection to his readers. The description is awe inspiring.

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Invitation: Our Desire to be Further Clothed

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Paul describes in 2 Corinthians 5:1-4 a desire for immortality that he describes as a groaning. The language is beautiful, and describes a desire that every child of God should have.

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From the Preacher’s Pen: Old Mattresses and Aching Backs

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Debbie and I are in the process of shopping for a new mattress. Our old one is wearing out, and making it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. A few hours in the bed leads to aches and pains.

Of course, I see little children sleeping in such contorted poses, and wonder how they could possibly move when they wake up — positions I can’t even get into, and that if I tried would probably necessitate a month of traction. So, it may be that it is less the mattress wearing out, and more an indication that my body has seen better days!

The scriptures use both realities — that possessions and bodies wear out — to teach a lesson about eternity.

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).

“For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven” (2 Corinthians 5:1-2)

Put simply, this life is all temporary. Possessions and bodies are not designed to last. Eternity is reserved for the transformed spiritual bodies promised to the faithful, (cf. 1 Corinthians 15:50-58). Praise be to God for the promise of eternal life!
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Invitation: Further Clothed

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In, 2 Corinthians 5, Paul expressed his hope and aim to live for God to be further clothed in immortality.

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Sermon: The Resurrection Day

The sermon examines four things we can expect at the Day of Resurrection:

  • To hear Christ’s voice commanding death to give up its captives
  • The dead to be raised incorruptible
  • Individual judgment of our lives on this earth
  • It to happen in the twinkling of an eye

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Sermon: The Significance of the Lord’s Resurrection

A lesson discussing the significance of the Lord’s Resurrection. It:

  • Proves Jesus is the Son of God
  • Validates our Faith
  • Assures us of future judgment

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Invitation: Victory in Jesus

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Genesis 3:14-15 is a prophetic reference to the victory of Jesus over the devil. Paul writes of this in his letter to the Corinthians (chapter 15), fulfilled in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.

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Invitation: Christ Gives Us Eternal Life

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1 Corinthians 15:20-24. The Apostle Paul affirms the resurrection of the Christ. Through His death, we have the hope of eternal life.

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Sermon: Resurrection Facts

Seven Facts about the resurrection, as revealed in scripture, are discussed:

  • It is certain
  • It includes all
  • It reveals two groups of people
  • It declares two final destinies
  • It will take place at the last day
  • It is assured by Christ’s resurrection
  • It will bring forth a spiritual body

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Sermon: The Resurrection of Lazarus

The Lesson is an exposition of John 11 and 12. Lazarus’ resurrection from the dead, as a work of the Lord is examined, with applications.

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