The Natural and then the Spiritual
April 4, 2021 Speaker: Dan Wong
Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:35–15:45
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- The skeptic bases his unbelief on the premise that “if I can’t understand it, then, it can’t be possible, it can’t be real.” Explain how the skeptic’s mindset is the epitome of pride and arrogance.
- Paul does not describe our future resurrected bodies in great detail, but he does say our new bodies will be imperishable, raised in glory, raised in power, and raised as a spiritual body. Describe what you think this means. Try to cite examples in Scripture in your explanation.
- Paul also describes our earthly bodies as perishable, sown in dishonor, sown in weakness, and sown as a natural body. As earthly beings who are constantly striving to be beautiful, powerful, special, and important, why is it important for believers to see our earthly bodies as Paul describes them in this passage?
- In our sermon we heard that our life on earth is like the seed in Paul’s analogy. That seed was never meant to be the end goal. The seed must be buried in the ground and die before it brings forth the plant - which is actually the true fully realized form of life of the seed. Based on this analogy, how should we be living during our “seed time” on earth?