Risen: 50 Reasons Why the Resurrection Changed Everything

Risen: 50 Reasons Why the Resurrection Changed Everything

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ISBN-13: 9780801015144
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/15/2013
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 669,043
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Steven D. Mathewson (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of Libertyville, Illinois. He is an adjunct faculty member at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Moody Bible Institute and also teaches in the Doctor of Ministry program at Denver Seminary. The author of The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative, which received the Christianity Today merit award and the Preaching magazine Book of the Year award, Mathewson lives in Illinois.

Table of Contents

Foreword Craig L. Blomberg 9

Introduction 11

1 To Give Us Eternal Life (John 11:25-27) 15

2 To Show His Power over Death (Acts 2:24; Romans 6:9) 17

3 To Heal Us (Acts 4:10) 19

4 To Receive the Blessings Promised to David (Acts 13:34) 21

5 To Forgive Our Sins (Acts 13:37-38; 1 Corinthians 15:17) 23

6 To Elevate His Power and Authority (Romans 1:4) 25

7 To Justify Sinners (Romans 4:23-25; Acts 13:39) 27

8 To Give Us a New Way to Live (Romans 6:4, 8-11) 29

9 To Unite Us with Him in His Resurrection (Romans 6:5-8) 31

10 To Make Us Fruitful (Romans 7:4) 33

11 To Give Life to Our Mortal Bodies (Romans 8:11) 35

12 To End Our Obligation to the Flesh (Romans 8:12-13) 37

13 To Provide Us with Future Glory (Romans 8:18) 39

14 To Set Creation Free from Its Bondage (Romans 8:21-22) 41

15 To Adopt Us into God's Family (Romans 8:23) 43

16 To Intercede for Us at God's Right Hand (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:23-25) 45

17 To Fulfill the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:4; Luke 24:44-47) 47

18 To Make Our Faith and Preaching Worthwhile (1 Corinthians 15:14-15) 49

19 To Guarantee Our Future Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:20-23; 1 Thessalonians 4:14) 51

20 To Destroy All Other Powers through His Reign (1 Corinthians 15:24-27) 53

21 To Destroy the Enemy of Death (1 Corinthians 15:26, 54-57; Luke 20:36) 55

22 To Give Us a Reason to Endanger Our Lives (1 Corinthians 15:30-31) 57

23 To Deliver Us from Self-indulgence (1 Corinthians 15:32) 59

24 To Give Us Heavenly Imperishable Bodies (1 Corinthians 15:42-48) 61

25 To Clothe Us with His Image (1 Corinthians 15:49) 63

26 To Give Us Immortality (1 Corinthians 15:53) 65

27 To Overcome the Power of the Law (1 Corinthians 15:56-57) 67

28 To Make Serving the Lord Worthwhile (1 Corinthians 15:58) 69

29 To Give Us Hope in Hard Times (2 Corinthians 1:8-11) 71

30 To Give Us a Greater Purpose in Life (2 Corinthians 5:15) 73

31 To Let Us Experience God's Mighty Power (Ephesians 1:18-20) 75

32 To Display God's Amazing Grace (Ephesians 2:6-7) 77

33 To Bring Victory into Our Intimacy with Him (Philippians 3:10-11) 79

34 To Make Us Full in Him (Colossians 2:9-12) 81

35 To Reorient Our Desires f Colossians 3:1-2) 83

36 To Let Us Appear with Him in Glory (Colossians 3:4; Acts 1:11) 85

37 To Enable Us to Kill Our Old Way of Life (Colossians 3:5-10) 87

38 To Rescue Us from Coming Wrath (1 Thessalonians 1:10) 89

39 To Serve as Our Eternal Shepherd (Hebrews 13:20; Revelation 7:17) 91

40 To Give Us New Birth into a Living Hope (1 Peter 1:3; Acts 23:6; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14) 93

41 To Glorify the Lamb of God (1 Peter 1:18-21; Acts 3:13-15) 96

42 To Show That Death Does Not Stop Us from Living (Matthew 22:30-32; Romans 14:9) 98

43 To Confirm His Words about Being Raised to Life (Matthew 28:5-7) 100

44 To Continue the Mission of God (Matthew 28:18-20) 103

45 To Share His Presence with His Followers until His Return (Matthew 28:20) 105

46 To Teach More about the Kingdom of God (Acts 1:3) 107

47 To Prove God's Commitment to Justice (Acts 17:31) 109

48 To Make Possible the Judgment of the Wicked (John 5:28-30; Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:11-15) 111

49 To Give Him Complete Supremacy (Colossians 1:18; Revelation 1:4-5) 113

50 To Provide Life in the Unfiltered Presence of God (Revelation 21:3-4,22; 22:1) 115

Conclusion: A Final Question and a Tremendous Story 117

For Further Reading 121

An Eight-Week Small Group Bible Study 123

Acknowledgments 131

Notes 135

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