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XVI: THE RAPTURE AND
THE RESURRECTION
Paul States the Facts
Modern Christians too easily treat
teachings on the Rapture and
Resurrection as optional add-ons to an
otherwise effective...
SlideShare’s hyperlinks won’t
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Basic Information
LICENSING: I grant a Creative Commons
license made of the following elements: You
may freely share and a...
I CORINTHIANS 15:50
THE
PROBLEM:
We cannot enter
the kingdom of
God in our
fleshly bodies

50. Now I say this,
brethren, t...
I CORINTHIANS 15:51
THE SOLUTION:
51. Behold, I tell
“WE” all change:
you a mystery; we
both those who
will not all sleep,...
I CORINTHIANS 15: 51
“I” the writer, “YOU” the
reader and “WE” the
combination of the two:
Does Paul talk
to you and me?
D...
I CORINTHIANS 15: 51
“I” the writer, “YOU” the
Paul: C and “WE” the
readern I
a pr
infor m
combinationeof ytheotwo:
ation ...
I CORINTHIANS 15:52
HOW FAST
WHEN
EVENT 1: The
Dead Rise
EVENT 2:
“We” (the living and
the dead) all
‘change’ together.

5...
I CORINTHIANS 15: 53
THE CHANGE!
To
Indestructibility
To Eternal Life

53. For this
perishable must
put on the
imperishabl...
CHRIST: OUR MODEL
FOR THIS ‘CHANGE’
8. And they left the tomb
quickly with fear and great
joy and ran to report it to His
...
CHRIST: OUR MODEL
FOR THIS ‘CHANGE’
8. And they left the tomb
37. But they were startled
quickly with fear and great
and f...
CHRIST: OUR MODEL
FOR THIS ‘CHANGE’
40. And when He had
said this, He showed
them His hands and His
feet. 41. While they s...
CHRIST: OUR MODEL
FOR THIS ‘CHANGE’
40. And when He had
24. But Thomas, one of the
said this, He showed
twelve, called Did...
BUT-THE ‘CHANGE’ GIVES US MORE THAN
MERELY PHYSICAL BODIES
BUT-THE ‘CHANGE’ GIVES US MORE THAN
MERELY PHYSICAL BODIES
31. Then their eyes were opened and
they recognized Him; and He...
I CORINTHIANS 15:54+5
54. But when this
perishable will have
put on the imperishable,
and this mortal will
have put on imm...
I CORINTHIANS 15:54+5
55. “O DEATH,
54. But when this
WHERE IS YOUR
perishable will have
VICTORY? O DEATH,
put on the impe...
PAULINE PRACTICE
Paul does not leave later
Christians wondering what they
should DO NOW
with this information:
Paul tells ...
I CORINTHIANS 15:58
APPLICATION
Renewed courage
Continued effort
Strengthened hope

58. Therefore, my
beloved brethren,
be...
PAUL’S TREATMENT
OF THE RAPTURE:

o alarm!
N o ca l l t
uit your job!
No reason to q

No basis for date setting!
No call t...
PAUL’S TREATMENT
OF THE RAPTURE:

o alarm!
N o ca l l t

rieason job!
ut n t no
olsoelyo qu t your y
And abs a
N o re
f pr...
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XIV The Rapture and Resurrection in I Corinthians

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Paul offers his readers frequent treatments of and references to the Return of Christ. In this presentation, I examine one of his two quintessential rapture/resurrection passages and seek to place its elements in the context of our everyday Christian life.

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XIV The Rapture and Resurrection in I Corinthians

  1. 1. XVI: THE RAPTURE AND THE RESURRECTION Paul States the Facts
  2. 2. Modern Christians too easily treat teachings on the Rapture and Resurrection as optional add-ons to an otherwise effective Christian life. Paul considered these teachings “elementary” (Hebrews 6:1) with respect to the Christian experience. So, dear Watson, let’s deal with all things elementary.
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  5. 5. I CORINTHIANS 15:50 THE PROBLEM: We cannot enter the kingdom of God in our fleshly bodies 50. Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
  6. 6. I CORINTHIANS 15:51 THE SOLUTION: 51. Behold, I tell “WE” all change: you a mystery; we both those who will not all sleep, “SLEEP” and those but we will all be who do not sleep at changed . . . some moment of ‘change’.
  7. 7. I CORINTHIANS 15: 51 “I” the writer, “YOU” the reader and “WE” the combination of the two: Does Paul talk to you and me? Does Paul include us 21st century Christians when he writes to 1st century Corinthians? 51. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed-
  8. 8. I CORINTHIANS 15: 51 “I” the writer, “YOU” the Paul: C and “WE” the readern I a pr infor m combinationeof ytheotwo: ation a ss ou f r so me bout th is ‘chan thingie? Does Paul talk ge’ to you and me? Does Paul include us 21st century Christians when he writes to 1st century Corinthians? 51. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed-
  9. 9. I CORINTHIANS 15:52 HOW FAST WHEN EVENT 1: The Dead Rise EVENT 2: “We” (the living and the dead) all ‘change’ together. 52. in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
  10. 10. I CORINTHIANS 15: 53 THE CHANGE! To Indestructibility To Eternal Life 53. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.
  11. 11. CHRIST: OUR MODEL FOR THIS ‘CHANGE’ 8. And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples. 9. And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him. 10. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me.” (Matt 28) 37. But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit. 38. And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39. “See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” (Luke 24)
  12. 12. CHRIST: OUR MODEL FOR THIS ‘CHANGE’ 8. And they left the tomb 37. But they were startled quickly with fear and great and frightened and thought joy and ran to report it to His will need that they were seeing a O: We spirit. 38. And He said to I behold, disciples. 9. And M odi “Why l bthem,es are you Jesus met them andhysica greeted p them. And they came up and work wiand why do doubts troubled, th order to arise in your hearts? 39. i feet took hold of His n and al peoplehands and My feet, worshiped Him. 10. Then ic “See My phys Jesus said to them, “Do not 000 year that it is I Myself; touch Me in the 1 and see, forist. does not be afraid; go and take word a spirit of flesh r bones as gn Ch and to My brethren to ysical rei have for h leave will p they Galilee, and there you see that I have.” (Luke see Me.” (Matt 28) 24)
  13. 13. CHRIST: OUR MODEL FOR THIS ‘CHANGE’ 40. And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41. While they still could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42. They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish; 43. and He took it and ate it before them. (Luke 24) 24. But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25. So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” (John 20)
  14. 14. CHRIST: OUR MODEL FOR THIS ‘CHANGE’ 40. And when He had 24. But Thomas, one of the said this, He showed twelve, called Didymus, was them His hands and His not with them when Jesus feet. 41. While they still sical bo25.eSo the other came. di s Phy disciples were saying to him, could not believe it ract with te s to inhave seen the Lord!” But because of enable u their joy and “We amazement, He said hysiche said ople “Unless I see to al pe to them, p them, “Have you anything in His handsnium illen the imprint of the eM g in thnails, and put my finger into the here to eat?” 42. in livThey gave Him a piece of a place of the nails, and put my broiled fish; 43. and He hand into His side, I will not took it and ate it before believe.” (John 20) them. (Luke 24)
  15. 15. BUT-THE ‘CHANGE’ GIVES US MORE THAN MERELY PHYSICAL BODIES
  16. 16. BUT-THE ‘CHANGE’ GIVES US MORE THAN MERELY PHYSICAL BODIES 31. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from their sight. (Luke 24) 36. While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be to you.”(Luke 24) 26. After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” (John 20)
  17. 17. I CORINTHIANS 15:54+5 54. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. 55. “O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?” 56. The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 57. but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
  18. 18. I CORINTHIANS 15:54+5 55. “O DEATH, 54. But when this WHERE IS YOUR perishable will have VICTORY? O DEATH, put on the imperishable, WHERE IStYOUR ma i o n , nsfor traSTING?” 56. The sting and this mortalorious gl will Our immortality, e immensand the have put on a death is sin, ge’, hofs an this ‘ch then will come about icaofce!is the law; ignif n sin ritual s power sp the saying thatiis 57. but thanks be to written, “DEATH IS God, who gives us the SWALLOWED UP in victory through our victory. Lord Jesus Christ.
  19. 19. PAULINE PRACTICE Paul does not leave later Christians wondering what they should DO NOW with this information: Paul tells us how we APPLY this information to our walk with the Lord.
  20. 20. I CORINTHIANS 15:58 APPLICATION Renewed courage Continued effort Strengthened hope 58. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
  21. 21. PAUL’S TREATMENT OF THE RAPTURE: o alarm! N o ca l l t uit your job! No reason to q No basis for date setting! No call to ma x out your cre dit card!
  22. 22. PAUL’S TREATMENT OF THE RAPTURE: o alarm! N o ca l l t rieason job! ut n t no olsoelyo qu t your y And abs a N o re f prophec study o o make a t lsettirngi!s al the e No basis for date ith Jesus r walk w to you No call to ma x out your cre dit card!
  23. 23. NEXT: XVII: I THESSALONIANS: the companion passage to I Corinthians 15’s treatment of the Rapture and Resurrection. Search th e Table of C ontents for Other Offerings In This Serie s

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