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Our Future Bodies

Our Scripture Text lays before the reader in simple yet profound ways answers to the most important questions concerning life, death, and resurrection.

PWPT: Paul addresses their confusion by answering two of their questions regarding resurrection "How are the dead raised? And with what kind of body do they come?" (15:35)

Paul first sketches three-word pictures that illustrate what our future bodies will be like. The analogies he uses are seeds, flesh, and celestial bodies.

The SEED (vss. 36-38) The continuity between the mortal body and the resurrection body, however, is real, just as the relationship between a seed and the plant that sprouts from the ground is real. Yet the seed itself vanishes, absorbed into the new reality of the plant which looks completely different from the seed.

[see attached: seed chart]

The Flesh (vs. 39) We too, will continue to bear the distinguishing feature of our present bodies for the purpose of identity and diversity. Jesus' disciples were able to recognize their resurrected Lord (John 20:19-20 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!" After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.)

Celestial bodies (vs. 40-41) All of us who one day will be glorified in our "heavenly" bodies will experience a quality and condition of life far superior in glory to what we experienced in our earthly bodies.

God demonstrated that not only our physical aspects but even our physical component is part

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Sep 18, 2022
Sunday Service
1 Corinthians 15:35-41
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