Contributed on May 4, 2009
The 4th testimony of Christ’s resurrection listed was that of the apostle Paul himself. He was an unbeliever who was convinced that the imposter Jesus was dead. He radically changed from the worst of unbelievers to the strongest of believers.
[RESURRECTION REALITIES SERIES] 1 CORINTHIANS 15: 8-11 PAUL’S WITNESS TO THE RESURRECTION [Acts 9:1–8, 17] The first eleven verses of chapter 15 reviews the evidences for Jesus’ resurrection, [a truth the Corinthians already believed (vv. 1, 11)]. For it is on the foundation of the ...read more
Contributed on May 18, 2009
Because Christ has been bodily raised, the resurrection of the dead is the new reality for man. The resurrection of Christ means the resurrection of humanity for they are inseparably linked. If Christ is raised, then there is a resurrection for all
[RESURRECTION REALITIES SERIES] I CORINTHIANS 15: 12-19 THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION [John 5:24-30] Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the USA, was a deist-one who believed in the God revealed in nature. Congress once printed a ...read more
Contributed on May 26, 2009
The destiny of Christians is bound together with the destiny of Christ. The Resurrection of Jesus foretells that death is not the end of man, but that life persists through death & emerges from it. But not only does it foretell it is also the source of ou
[RESURRECTION REALITIES SERIES] I CORINTHIANS 15: 20-28 THE RISE AND FALL OF DEATH [Revelations 20: 6-14/ Ps 110, 8] This passage begins with the triumphant ringing out of the great fact which changes all the darkness of an earthly life without a heavenly hope into a blaze of light. ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2009
This section concerns the nature of the resurrection body. 1st, it is not the same body that was laid in the grave, simply reconstituted; & 2nd the new body is related to the original 1. It will be related to the original yet different.
[RESURRECTION REALITIES SERIES] 1 CORINTHIANS 15: 35-42 THE RESURRECTION BODY IS A TRANSFORMED BODY [John 12: 23-28] After having established that the resurrection of Christ is the pledge of the raising again of the believer’s body, Paul answers the question: "What kind of body will the ...read more