02 – When Will We Be Resurrected?

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Excerpt 1: I Hate Death

  1. What is the most mournful funeral you’ve ever witnessed? What made it so sad? What was the most joyous and hopeful funeral you’ve ever attended? What made it such a time of encouragement?
  2. Just as the heart pumps life-giving blood to every part of the body, so the truth of the resurrection gives life to every other area of gospel truth. Why is the doctrine of the the resurrection of Jesus Christ the pivot on which all of Christianity turns and without which any of the other truths would much matter?

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Excerpt 2: Firstfruits

  1. How many people were miraculously resurrected in the Bible? Why is Jesus considered the “first” to rise from the dead?
  2. Why is it significant that Jesus physically defeated death, rising bodily from the grave?

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Excerpt 3: The Intermediate State

  1. What are some of your favorite passages of Scripture about heaven?
  2. God values our physical bodies which is why He will eventually resurrect them. But take a closer look at Paul’s willingness to leave behind his physical body in death to be with the Lord in 2 Corinthians 5. In what ways was Paul motivated by his eternal security in Christ?

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Excerpt 4: The Second Coming

  1. When will the saints be resurrected?
  2. What an incredible day it is going to be when our relationship with God is made perfect! Can you imagine the joy of never having to repent of sin again, never having to say “I’m sorry” again?

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Excerpt 5: Our Glorified Bodies

  1. Read Romans 5:12–17. How did God finally and completely take away the sting of death?
  2. How does the certainty of Christ’s resurrection give you hope and strength today?