Leland Maples runs the LOOP’s Ministries (Loved Ones Of Prisoners) and leads a Thursday night bible study held in the Rec Room at Life Change Baptist Church in Odessa Texas. The Rec Room message on Thursday, May 12, 2016 was a special message by Leland Maples entitled “If No Resurrection…”. Special music was by Delores Andrews.
The scripture used for this message was from 1 Corinthians 15:13-20 KJV
v. 13 – … If Christ Is Not Risen
v. 14 – … Our Preaching is Worthless
v. 14 – … Our Faith is Vain
v. 15 – … We Are False Witness
v. 17 – … We Are Still in Our Sins
v. 18 – … All Christians Have Perished
v. 19 – … This Is All We Have
v.20 – … “But now Christ is risen…!”
1 Corinthians 15:13-20 KJV
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: 14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. 15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. 16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: 17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. 18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.