Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I know some of you probably think acrostics are dumb, but the following acrostic worked really well as a sermon on 'resurrection.' I'm doing a series through the 6 foundations of the Christian faith as mentioned in Hebrews 6:1-3. We arrived at resurrection and so I launched from Hebrews to 1 Corinthians 15 and made this acrostic (built while reading 'surprised by hope' by NT Wright):

Resurrection is the CORE of our Faith

Central doctrine of Christianity
(1 Corinthians 15:3, 14, 17)
Offers us a certain future
(1 Corinthians 15:19, 20, 22)
Redeems our fallen bodies
(1 Corinthians 15:42, 43, 44)
Empowers us for service today
(1 Corinthians 15:58)

Thus, the C works as the introduction to the message. To put the last 3 letters in NT Wright's language, the resurrection offers us 'life after death,' 'life AFTER life after death,' and 'life before death.'

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