Sermons on Resurrection


True Christians will be resurrected to eternal life, and thus 'born again', only when Jesus Christ returns. Until the resurrection, the saints sleep in their graves, without consciousness. Jesus Christ was the 'firstborn from the dead', and those who follow Him will follow the same path in being resurrected at the Second Coming.

Benefits of the Third Resurrection
Summary: In this Last Great Day sermon Richard Ritenbaugh asserts that the Lake of Fire (Second Death or Third Resurrection), dreadful as it initially appears, produces both immediate as well as ultimate benefits or good. As a deterrent against sin, the Lake ... 

Christ's Second Coming
Summary: Richard Ritenbaugh, focusing upon the Feast of Trumpets as the "keystone" holy day, suggests that it memorializes God's deliverance of Israel beginning with Joseph and ending with Moses, and looks forward to Christ's return when God will fu... 

Genesis 3:20-24: Consequences for God and Man
Summary: Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting that the greater church of God is different from nominal Christianity in that it embraces the 'Jewish' holy days and ignores Christmas, Halloween, and Easter, rejects the concepts of the Trinity, ever-burning hell, the ... 

New Heavens and New Earth
Summary: John Ritenbaugh marvels about the scope of God's mind, His patience and meticulous planning, having taken place before the foundation of the world, perhaps more than 10 billion years ago (allowing for mankind's limited tenure of nearly 6,000 years.) ... 

The False Christ Deception
Summary: Martin Collins, reflecting upon the topic of lying and spiritual deception, maintains that the Globalists' control of the media has posed major problems for those seeking or living by the truth. Instead of letting Israel know about their faults, the ... 

The Resurrection From the Dead
Summary: John Ritenbaugh asserts that all the hopes of a Christian revolve around the Day of Trumpets, placed like an axle or fulcrum, right in the middle of the Holy Days. Our entire lives revolve around the hope of a resurrection from the dead, a powerful m... 

The Second Resurrection
Summary: John Ritenbaugh focuses upon the pouring out of water as a symbol of the pouring out of God's Holy Spirit during the Second Resurrection. The vast majority of people who have lived on this earth have never heard the true Gospel of God's Kingdom. God,... 

Themes of I Corinthians (Part 8)
Summary: Richard Ritenbaugh emphasizes that the apostle Paul, immersed in the culture of Greece, consequently realized that speaking to the Athenian philosophers would be no small challenge. He quoted their Stoics poets and sought common ground. Everything we... 

Trumpets and Hope
Summary: Using The Poseidon Adventure as an analogy, Richard Ritenbaugh suggests that just as it took one swimmer to go through the submerged vessel with a rope giving his life for his fellow passengers, Christ gave his life serving as our forerunner through ... 


For more on the resurrections, eternal judgment, and why Christians do not go to heaven when they die, see the Resurrection articles.



 
 
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