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Dr. June Normil
In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul confronted an error in the Corinthian church. Some believed that the physical body could not be resurrected. This error was rooted in a form of Greek philosophy, which hold that the body and soul are separate and independent. They believed the soul was good and will live forever, but the body was bad and will inevitably be lost to corruption. This belief undermined the doctrine of Christ's resurrection. In verses 20-26, Paul taught that the bodily resurrection of every believer, a truth anchored in Christ's resurrection. By using Adam and Christ as an analogy, Paul affirmed that while death is inevitable because of one man's sin, life is assured because one Man-God's Son--rose bodily from the grave. We find incredible joy and hope in this reality (verses 24-26). A day will come, at the end of time itself, when Jesus will abolish our greatest enemy, death, and deliver the Kingdom--of which believers are a part--into the hands of the Father. The risen Christ has defeated death, and His people will live forever with Him.
[For Pesonal Reflection] How should you respond when confronted with death?
TRIUMPHANT THROUGH CHRIST'S VICTORY ( 1 CORINTHIANS 15:50-57)
Eternal life became a reality for us when we became followers of Jesus Christ. We can live each day in confident assurance and hope of our eternal destiny. As we look forward to this blessed hope we enjoy, we live each day in and through the power of the Holy Spirit--the same Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead. In 1 Corinthians 15:58, Paul instructed believers to "stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord." This Spirit-led walk has a great purpose. Until we reach eternity, we are privileged to take part in the work of he Lord--a work that brings tangible results. What work has the Lord set before you today?
SAINTS HAVE ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH CHRIST!
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Copyright Reference: Radiant Life, Volume 100 Number 3 Mar. Apr. May. 2019 by Gospel Publishing House, 1445 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Mo 65802.
Dr. June Normil