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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Current Issues Bible Studies
How can we look forward to reinhabiting these worthless husks that we leave behind in death?
Craig Payne of Ottumwa, Iowa, asks a good question: If after death, we are already in the joy of God s presence, what exactly do we gain from a bodily resurrection? Timothy George, theologian, seminary professor, and executive editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY, provides a concise answer. In this study, we ll review George s insights and the biblical texts behind them. We ll probe what some people consider to be a difficult issue: If to be absent from the body means for believers to be present with the Lord as Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 5:8, why bother with the bodily resurrection? Isn t simply being in the presence of God good enough?
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 15:12 50
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
--Teaching point one: Why do some among you say there is no resurrection? (1 Cor. 15:12)
--Teaching point two: How are the dead raised? (1 Cor. 15:35)
--Teaching point three: And with what kind of body do they come? (1 Cor. 15:35)
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
Heavenly Bodies, by Timothy George (2003)
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