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The Resurrection of the Cosmos

April 16, 2017 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Seasons of the Church Year

Topic: Easter Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:20–15:25

The Resurrection of the Cosmos
1 Corinthians 15:20-25
April 16, 2017


I. First the first fruits and then the harvest. 1 Cor. 15:20-25, 2 Cor. 5:8

II. The earth will be made new! Romans 8:19-20, Matthew 5:5

III. What should we expect? Continuity and discontinuity.

A. The resurrected Jesus is a paradigm for us. Luke 24:36-43

B. The world to come will be unimaginably glorious. Romans 8:18,
2 Cor. 4:17

IV. How the new world will be far better.

A. The presence of the Triune God will fill the earth with His
glory forever. Rev. 21:3-4, 22:4-5

B. It will be eternal. 2 Peter 1:11

C. Our bodies will be transformed, imperishable, and sinless.
1 Cor. 15:42-43

D. Cultural development will be off the charts.

V. So how should we live now? Romans 10:9-10, 2 Cor. 4:16-18.

Questions for reflection:

How is the resurrection of Jesus necessarily connected to the Christian’s future hope?
Why is it important to understand that the eternal future of God’s people will be a new earth?
How should thoughts about the hope of eternal glory on a wondrously transformed world affect how we should think and live now?

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