Today's Devotions

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Showcase:Fruit of the Spirit

  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness +

    Kindness: The quality of compassion and generosity, characteristic of God’s dealings towards the weak and poor, and demanded of believers. Read More
  • Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness +

    Faithfulness: it requires sacrifice, Read More
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grudem-wayneWhen will we receive a resurrection body?

What will they be like?

I. Explanation & Scriptural Basis

Definition - Glorification is the final step in the application of redemption. It will happen when Christ returns andraises from the dead the bodies of all believers for all time who have died, and reunites them with their souls, and changes the bodies of all believers who remain alive, thereby giving all believers at the same time perfect resurrection bodies like his own.

A) New Testament Evidence for Glorification

1) 1 Cor. 15:22-232) 1 Thess. 4:14-163) John 5:28-294) Phil. 3:20-215) Rom. 8:11

B) Old Testament Support for Glorification

1) Job 19:25-262) Dan 12:23) Isa. 26:194) John 11:23-245) Acts 24:14-156) Heb 11:13-16

C) What Will Our Resurrection Bodies Be Like?

1) 1 Cor. 15:42-44, 49

i. Imperishable

ii. Glorious ( Matt. 13:14, Dan. 12:3, Ex. 34:35)

iii. Powerful

iv. Spiritual

2) Whatever remains in the grave from our own physical bodies will be taken by God and transformed andused to make a new resurrection body (1 Cor. 15:37-44)

3) Christ's own resurrection body, though it differed somewhat from the body he had before he died, wassimilar enough in appearance for the disciples to know who it was rather quickly

4) People will be able to recognize and know one another in heaven (Matt. 8:11; Luke 9:30, 33;Matt. 27:52-53)

D) The Entire Creation Will Be Renewed As Well (Rom. 8:19-23)

E) The Unbelieving Dead Will Be Raised for Judgment on the Day of Final Judgment (John 5:28-29; Acts 24:14-15)II. Questions for Personal Application

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Reflections to Consider

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Audio & Video

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  • Witnesses for Jesus by Tim Keller (Mark 15) +

    Tim Keller discusses the significance of the women and men who saw Jesus die, buried, and resurrected.  Read More
  • Prayer-bringing light into darkness by NT Wright +

    NT Wright discusses the importance of prayer in maintaining a relationship with Jesus. Read More
  • After darkness, light-the reformation by Michael Reeves +

    Michael Reeves discusses the transformative power of bringing Jesus to the world at the heart of the Reformation. Read More
  • The Esther Option-Living in a fallen world by Mike Cosper +

    The following is an excerpt from an article on The Gospel Coalition website. Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Falling in Love With God +

    “falling in love with God,” as Boa’s subtitle for the facet explains. In this approach we attempt to enter into Read More
  • One Holy Fire, Nicky Cruz +

    The introduction to One Holy Fire, Let the Spirit Ignite Your Soul establishes Cruz’s desire to awaken the passion and Read More
  • Transformed +

    Webster defines devotion as “love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity or cause.” How do we fall in love Read More
  • A Christ-Life Through Spiritual Alignment +

    A Christ-Life Through Spiritual Alignment Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time. Read More
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