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19 November 2011

Sermon: Proper 29 (Epistle)

Last Sunday of the Church Year
19 November AD 2011


Sermon Theme: Adam Undone

Adoration of the LambSummary: “As in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.” The apostle tells us the wonderful news: Adam’s sin is undone by Jesus’ righteousness; Adam’s fall is undone by Jesus’ resurrection. The Christ’s holy life and innocent death unmade the threefold curse of sin, death, and eternal damnation.

The sinful natures we inherit and the guilt our own sins accrue are completely paid for and removed by the Savior’s sacrifice. Paul writes later in this chapter that “the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. (v. 45)” He gives us this new life in Baptism and keeps and preserves it through Word and Sacraments until its full and final fruition on the Day of Resurrection.

Text: But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.
1 Corinthians 15:20-28

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Audio: Click to hear the MP3 of Adam Undone, preached to the saints of God at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Marshall, Missouri.

Other Readings: Psalm 95:1-7a; Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Matthew 25:31-46

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