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Is there more to life than this?

Mark 6:30-34; 53-56 Last Saturday at our men's breakfast, one of the town pastors was telling us about an incident that happened a few weeks ago. A gorgeous girl, with minimal clothing, came out of one of the clubs surrounded by a retinue of male admirers. She lurched drunkenly across the street to where the two town pastors were standing in their bright yellow jackets. She came up to them, and she asked, 'Is this all it is. Is there more to life than this?' She had the looks, she was clearly popular, she was supposedly out on the town 'for a good time', and she wanted to know if there was more to life than this. It is not an original question Song written by Freddie Mercury, with a version sung by Michael Jackson - both people who had so much and yet were desparately mixed up There must be more to life than this There must be more to life than this How do we cope in a world without love Mending all those broken hearts And tending to those crying faces There must b

Study day on the Resurrection

Resurrection study day: 1 Corinthians 15 for the Christian Arts Society 1. THE FACT OF THE RESURRECTION (1 Corinthians 15:3-11) Michael Ramsay: What is the gospel? the story of Jesus Death of Jesus (in accordance with the scripture) Buried Raised on third day (in accordance with the scripture) He appeared: multiple appearances ('most of whom are still alive') Wolfhart Pannenberg: “The evidence for Jesus’ resurrection is so strong that nobody would question it except for two things: first, it is a very unusual event. And second, if you believe it happened, you have to change the way you live.” 2. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RESURRECTION (1 Corinthians 15:12-34) The resurrection is not just an add on, a confirmation of the cross. It is essential. Some were saying that there is no resurrection from the dead (vv12-34). If that is true:Christ has not been raised 1. Our preaching is in vain - we misrepresent God 2. Your faith is in vain - the G