Future Hope – Resurrection and New Creation – (Romans 8:1-25The Apostle Paul links the bodily Resurrection of the saints with the New Creation. The promised redemption includes both)

The Last Enemy, Death – (1 Corinthians 15:20-28 According to Paul, the resurrection, the cessation of death, and the New Creation all occur at the “coming” of Jesus at the end of the age)

Plight to Solution – Resurrection Hope in Rome – (Romans 8:18-25Paul links bodily resurrection with the New Creation. The “redemption of our bodies” refers to our bodily resurrection)

Sorrow Not – Resurrection Hope in Thessalonica – (1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:8 The hope of the church is not its physical transportation off the Planet Earth but the bodily resurrection of believes when Jesus arrives from heaven)

Meeting Jesus in the Air – (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 –  Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus from heaven)

Perfection – Resurrection Hope in Phillipi – (Philippians 3:7-21 – Paul strove to be conformed to Christ’s Death that he might attain to his resurrection out from among the dead)

Firstborn of the Dead – Resurrection Hope in Colossae – (Colossians 1:18-19Paul emphasizes the exalted position of Jesus that resulted from his death and resurrection)

Everlasting Hope – Resurrection Hope to Timothy – (2 Timothy 2:8-18Paul reminds Timothy of Christ’s resurrection. False teachers were denying the resurrection or claiming that it was in the past and not applicable to believers)

Resurrection or Removal? – (Is the hope of the church the bodily resurrection at the Parousia, or its removal from the present spacetime continuum? 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

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