New Bodies For a New Heaven and New Earth (1 Corinthians 15:35-49) | Imperfect Series (K)
If we have received the forgiveness that has come through Christ death on the cross one day, we will also receive a new and imperishable body like Jesus did at his resurrection. The hope of the Christian is not a disembodied existence in the clouds, instead is a new, imperishable, physical body enjoying eternity with God in a new heaven and new earth.
We are called to believe the tangible reality of Jesus and the resurrection. (vs. 35-36)
Resurrection means we don’t hate our bodies. (vs. 37-41)
Resurrection means we don’t worship our bodies. (vs. 42-48)
When we get worship wrong, it leads to hate. But when we get worship right, it leads to love.
The true power of the resurrection is renewal. (vs. 49)
Practicing the way of renewal starts now.
Five ways to use our bodies to engage our hearts for worship: