Today's passage: 1 Corinthians 15:35-49
- The questions in verse 35 are negative in connotation and naturalistic. They are also foolish. A person thinking only of what we can physically touch and see on this earth will miss the magnificence and glory of what God is going to do.
- The resurrection is not Christians getting their old decayed bodies back. What we will become will be better. It will be heavenly.
- The body we have now is like the body of Adam. Our bodies are made of dust and to dust they will return (Genesis 3:19). The body we will have is like the resurrection body of Jesus, immortal, imperishable.
Questions to consider:
- How are the differences described between the bodies we have now and the bodies we will have in the resurrection? In what ways will our resurrection bodies be better than what we have now?
- Who are those who are “of heaven” (Verse 48)? What must a person believe in to one day receive this resurrection body (John 1:12)?
- Even though our resurrection bodies will probably be better than any of us can imagine…what do you imagine they will be like? What questions do you have? What are you looking forward to? What won't you miss about this physical body? How can our hope and eagerness encourage our praise and obedience today?