Posts Tagged ‘Resurrection’

1 Corinthians 15:50-58 It’s A Mystery

God reveals His mysteries when we search diligently for them, but not all of them

Paul has finished his summation of the gospel. He has adequately defended the two corner posts of salvation; Christ died for our sins, and He rose again. But now he is faced with meeting his audience’s “but how” question.

Paul has done everything he can to explain what happens next after death. He shared his analogy of the seed. He pointed out that our bodies are physical and dust and belong to the physical world while our spirits belong to the spiritual world. He also encourages us that we will “bear the image of the Man in Heaven” (verse 49). Read more »

1 Corinthians 15:35-49 A Flower for His Garden

I will be a Son flower

Paul continues with his summation of the two crucial points of the gospel; Christ died for our sins, and He rose from the dead. In our reading today he focuses on the “now what” of the resurrection.

There were those in his audience that doubted that we would be raised from the dead. Paul dealt with that in our last time together. He provided a list of witnesses and a well-reasoned argument. They say, ‘Ok. What body do we get then in the resurrection?’ ‘What will it look like?’ Read more »