Sermon text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Perhaps Benjamin Franklin spoke these words a bit tongue in cheek, probably trying to make a political point. But what has made this statement stand the test of time, to the point where it is still quoted today, nearly 250 years later? “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” It’s not really poetic, nor is it particularly inspiring. But it contains a universal truth of life in this world that we can all relate to – No matter how hard you work, no matter how much stuff you accumulate, no matter how many friends you have, no matter what you do – there really is only one thing that is truly guaranteed: it all ends with death.
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