With What Body Do They Come

Cor. 1 15:35-54

I: What does the Bible reveal about our change from time to eternity?
1. How long does the change from time to eternity take?
a. The thief on the cross died at a late hour in the day.
b. Stephen’s eyes already were seeing heavenly scenes as he died.
c. Dr. Bateman: “What glory, the Angels are waiting for me.”
2. Divies and Lazarus: What will we know of self, of family, or of friends from the past?
a. Identity: There will have been a change, but we will still recognize each other, (Uncle Sid Jones).
b. What amazement will one behold when the Spiritual eyes look for the 1st time upon eternal things? No splendor of Earth can compare. Paul’s mind was staggard.
c. We will know where we are and when we are there.
d. Past: We will know of friends and family left behind, (Divies brothers).
e. We will know those that have gone on before, (Elijah and Moses).

II: What did Jesus teach about the Resurrection of the Body?
1. “The trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised.” Cor. 1 15:52.
2. “The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth.” John 5:28.
3. Jesus proved power to resurrect the body in every stage.
a. Jarius daughter, (just died) Luke 8:49-56.
b. Son of the widow of Nain, (on the way to the Grave) Luke 7:11-18.
c. Lazarus, (one burried already), John 11:1-54.
d. Saints that had been burried for years were resurrected on the day of his crucifixion. Matthew 27:52-53.

III: What did the early church teach? Cor. 1 15:
1. Paul painted to the vegetable life as a picture.
a. Winter brings apparent death, spring resurrects.
b. Animals that change from one long sleep to new life.
2. The fact of Jesus’s Resurrection assures our own.
3. There will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust.

Are we prepared for this hour that will surely come?