As a young man, D. L. Moody was called upon suddenly to preach a funeral sermon. He hunted all through the Four Gospels trying to find one of Christ’s funeral sermons, but searched in vain. He found that Christ broke up every funeral He ever attended. Death could not exist where … More
In the first half of this chapter Paul dealt with the resurrection of Christ. Now, in the last half of the chapter he deals with the resurrection of Christians. Christ arose and so shall we who know Him.
Paul had explored the logical happenings which followed the denial of the bodily resurrection of Christ (vv. 12-19). He now explores the theological argument that the destiny of Christians was bound up in the destiny of Christ, and he set forth the positive consequences of this union. The big question is - When are the dead raised? Paul used three images to answer that question.
It is evident that God has a sequence of events that He follows in the resurrection. There is no such thing as a “general resurrection“ taught in the Scriptures. Revelation 20 makes it clear that the dead are raised in two groups, with the millennium coming between. The Lord Jesus will have finally and completely put down all hostile powers and authority. Even death itself will at last be destroyed.
World events may seem out of control and justice may seem scarce, but I can be sure that God is in control and things will come to pass according to His time table.
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I Corinthians 12:1-11Speaking Various Languages
I Corinthians 12:12-26Spiritual Gifts that Unite
I Corinthians 12:27-31God Assigns Spiritual Gifts
I Corinthians 13:1-13Qualities of the Greatest Gift
I Corinthians 14:1-9Preoccupation with Tongues
I Corinthians 14:10-17Tongues Must Be Interpreted
I Corinthians 14:18-25Tongues a Sign to Unbelievers
I Corinthians 14:26-40Instructions for Tongues Speakers
I Corinthians 15:1-11Three Proofs of the Resurrection
I Corinthians 15:12-19Consequences of Denying the Resurrection
I Corinthians 15:20-28The Resurrection of Christians
I Corinthians 15:29-34Effects of Denying the Resurrection
I Corinthians 15:35-44What Our Resurrection Body Will Be Like
I Corinthians 15:45-50Comparison of the Natural and Spiritual Body
I Corinthians 15:51-58Victory is Coming
I Corinthians 16:1-12Giving of Money and Time
I Corinthians 16:13-18Qualifications for Leadership
I Corinthians 16:19-24Paul’s Closing Remarks