Moore Church of God

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Resurrection: Soul and Body

Bro. Ron Rupé
4/4/1999 6:00 PM

Luke 23:50-56; 24:1-6

"He IS risen." The angels did not say "He rose", but "he is risen." There is a difference - others were raised, only to die again - but he is STILL risen. It's not past tense, he IS risen yet today. "I serve a RISEN Savior..." He's still risen today. The fact that Christ "is risen" gives hope to us, both to the physical and spiritual man. He is the "first-fruits from the dead..."

1 Corinthians 15:19-23

"But now is Christ risen" It's not past tense, but present - he lives yet today... His resurrection is OUR hope of resurrection. He is the first-fruits; we are the second-fruits...

John 11:21-26

Jesus talked about 2 kinds of life.. spiritual life (v. 25) and life after resurrection [reviving of the body] (v. 26). Christ is our hope of resurrection because he IS the resurrection. If you are in Christ you shall be made alive again, but there is another resurrection - a spiritual resurrection (also founded in the fact that Christ arose).

John 5:19-29

Jesus came to do the resurrection works of the Father. The Son does what the Father does. Just like the Father raises the dead and quickens them [him], the Son will do the same. The Father gives life to the Son who gives life to us. 2 kinds of life (resurrection) given: Resurrection of our spirit (v. 24 & 25) - this is a resurrection of the soul - it is for today. Resurrection of our bodies (v. 28 & 29). The resurrection of our soul "now is" and the resurrection of our bodies "is coming". The spiritual resurrection is for today. It is Salvation.

Ephesians 2:1-6

This is speaking of a resurrection - a soul once dead in sin, quickened by God, and raised up - this is the first resurrection. Describes spiritual death (dead in trespasses and sins; .. walked according to this world .. children of disobedience .. fulfilling the lusts of the flesh).

Romans 6:1-13

This is what it means to be resurrected by Christ. We walk in newness of life; in the likeness of his resurrection; dead to sin and alive to God; yield yourself to God, as those that are alive from the dead.

Philippians 3:8-11

Paul gave up all that he might know the power of his resurrection. Christ isn't the only one who can experience resurrecting power - you can know the power of his resurrection today. Are you a partaker of that resurrecting power? If not, you can be...

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