Death Has No Sting – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
Romans 6:23 (NASB) 23 For the wages of sin is death
1 Corinthians 15:56 (NASB) 56 The sting of death is sin
1 Corinthians 15:55-56 (NASB) 55 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
I. DEATH HAS NO STING BECAUSE OF THE DEATH OF CHRIST
Acts 7:60, “Falling on his knees he cried out with a loud voice, Lord, do not hold this sin against them. And having said this, he fell asleep.”
Acts 7:59 “Lord Jesus receive my spirit.”
1 Corinthians 11:30 “Many among you are weak and sick and a number sleep,”
2 Corinthians 5:8 “To be absent from the body is to be at home with the Lord.”
II. DEATH HAS NO STING BECAUSE OF THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
John 14:1-3 (NASB) “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
Romans 6:23 (NASB) 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Hebrews 6:19 (NASB) 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil,
“God will treat those who died trusting in Jesus in the same way He treated Jesus Himself, namely by resurrecting them.” – Howard Marshall
1 Corinthians 15:23, For this perishable must put on the imperishable and this mortal must put on immortality.
John 14:19, After a little while, the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you will live also.
1 Corinthians 6:14 “God has not only raised the Lord but will also raise us up through His power.”
2 Corinthians 4:14 “He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and present us with You.”
I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day
2 Timothy 1:12 (NASB)12 For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.
John 14:1-3, Do not let your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe in me. In my Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you….that where I am, there you may be also.
Philippians 3:21, “When He comes He will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory by the exertion of His power.” Yeah though I walk through The Valley of the SHADOW of death I will fear no evil For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.