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Resurrection - Part 1

Resurrection - Part 1. Paul said it best, if we have hope only in this world, we are all most miserable (1 Cor 15:19). When the Sadducees approached Jesus in Mark 12:18-27, they put forth a question about “resurrection”. It was clearly stated that the Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection so their question was attempting to make Christ stumble. His response to them not only validated a resurrection, but emphasized an important point... they were in error from not knowing the scriptures. As Christians, we place our hope in Christ and the resurrection as Romans 10:9 (KJV) states “...

Resurrection - Part 2

The Resurrection - Part 2. The resurrection is so critical to the believer. By one man sin entered the world, and death by sin. Yet the second Adam, Christ, is alive and resides in heaven as the one mediator between God and man. In the Old Testament, Job had hope of a resurrection. Abraham is another individual who trusted in the power of God to raise the dead. Hebrews 11:17-19 (KJV) says ”By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that...

Resurrection - Part 3

The Resurrection - Part 3. Historically, their have been many theories about the resurrection. Although there has been agreement to call the resurrection of believers the “Rapture”, two major questions still cause serious debates: 1) When does it occur? and 2) Who does it involve? The timeframe for the resurrection revolves around the Day of the Lord, which includes both the tribulation and the millennium. While attempting to pinpoint the “when”, there have been several views that have come in and out of popularity. The Pre-Millennialists view believes in the rapture before the 1000 year...

Resurrection - Part 4

Resurrection - Part 4. Within the Pre-Millenial view, there are three “rapture” timing theories. This consists of a pre-trib, mid-trib, and post-tribulation rapture. The most popular position for the placement of the rapture is the Pre-Tribulation view, however, this view has the least scriptural support. The Pre-Tribulation believers are looking for the eminent return of Christ. The Mid -Tribulation view raptures the believers 3.5 years into the tribulation (half way through he seven year tribulation). This would coincide with the abomination of desolation which reveals the Antichrist at...

Resurrection - Part 5

Resurrection - Part 5. What does our resurrection body look like? The Corinthians were skeptics as was explained in 1 Corinthians 15:35 (KJV) “But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?” These skeptics have a hard time accepting the resurrection as demonstrated in 1 Corinthians 15:12 (KJV) “Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?” Paul was dealing with worldly intellectuals who were having a problem dealing with this truth. Paul knows that the resurrection is the bedrock...

Resurrection - Part 6

Resurrection - Part 6. There are two types of people in this world: “Saints, and Aints”. In Philippians 3:7-14, the apostle Paul is addressing the Saints when discussing the status of “perfect”. We know that no one is perfect for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Yet “Saints” are perfected by Christ in salvation and are complete in Him (Colossians 2:10). The pursuit of “being perfect” is the race of Saints in the pursuit of the calling of God. Life in the Christian realm is a race for inheritance. The reward for the winning the race are crowns. To run in the...

Resurrection - Part 7

Resurrection - Part 7 . Only on half of one verse in scripture does God give to the atheist. In Psalm 14:1 (KJV) “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God...” The fool doesn’t believe there will be a resurrection yet we know that the blessed hope of the resurrection will happen to everyone. Why? Judgment for everyone will be judged of God. When you become a Christian, God will judge you according to Christ as Hebrews 9:27-28 (KJV) says “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that...

Resurrection - Part 8

Resurrection - Part 8. It’s our responsibility as Christians to approach scripture and determine how it should apply in our lives. The resurrection is one of the key topics that we should study. For example, Martha in John 11:23-24 (KJV) demonstrated her understanding of a resurrection when talking about her brother Lazarus “Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” As Martha demonstrates, it was widely known among the believers that there is a resurrection of the dead. However, we learn...

Resurrection - Part 9

Resurrection - Part 9. In scripture, we learn of a resurrection of an individual unto life, and a resurrection of an individual unto damnation or condemnation. It’s differences like this that should provoke us to study the word of God and compare the things that differ so we may learn more about what God has said. The lesson on Mar 30, 2003 provides a recap of the Resurrection series and reviews the high points of the series. The belief in a resurrection was first demonstrated by Abraham in Genesis when he was asked to sacrifice his son Isaac. Hebrews 11:17-19 (KJV) tells us about his...

Resurrection - Part 10

Resurrection - Part 10. There are several positions taken when applying John 5:25-29 to believers. One thought is there is a resurrection of believers to life that have done good, and a resurrection of believers to damnation who have done evil. The other position does not put any believer in a position of damnation since they are made justified by Christ. Which resurrection belongs to whom? Right division teaches us to study scripture in context and compare the things that differ. John 3:16 identifies two classes of people: those who have everlasting life and those who perish. The proper...