Resurrection (Romans 8:18-25)

We are going to die. As Job 14:4 states, “[Man] comes out like a flower and withers he flees like a shadow and continues not.” But then Job asks this hopeful question, this question that reverberates in our hearts and off into eternity: “If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my service I would wait, till my renewal should come,” (v. 14). We may all die. But will we someday be raised again?

And so this is a question about resurrection. But resurrection is not reanimation. It is not coming back to life as ghost. Resurrection means, at its root, restoration. In other words, what Job longs for is not simply to live again, but to be remade. To be restored. To have his life recreated. But not just his life. All lives. And not just all lives. All of creation. That is where we turn this week in our series on Heaven.

What happens to those believers who die in Christ? And what will happen to our world? Pray for clarity and repentance as we study Romans 8:18-25, 1 Corinthians 15:50-55, and 2 Peter 3:11-13.

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