Our Motto at Calvary Chapel Eagle is, “It’s all about Jesus”
There is a good reason for that motto. The entire Bible from beginning to end is really all about Jesus (John 5:39). When we receive the Holy Spirit, His role is to glorify Jesus and draw us to Him (John 16:14). And when we talk about the resurrection from the dead we see that that also is all about Jesus. It is because of Jesus and what He has done for us that we can be forgiven of our sins and transformed in this life. And it is because of Jesus and His resurrection that we will also be resurrected in the next.
Read today’s text in the New Living Translation…
But someone may ask, “How will the dead be raised? What kind of bodies will they have?” What a foolish question! When you put a seed into the ground, it doesn’t grow into a plant unless it dies first. And whatyou put in the ground is not the plant that will grow, but only a bare seed of wheat or whatever you are planting. Then God gives it the new body he wants it to have. A different plant grows from each kind of seed. Similarly, there are different kinds of flesh—one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. There are also bodies in the heavens and bodies on the earth. The glory of the heavenly bodies is different from the glory of the earthly bodies. The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory. It is the same way withthe resurrection of the dead. Our earthly bodies are planted in the ground when we die, but they will be raised to live forever. Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies. The Scriptures tell us, “The first man, Adam, became aliving person.” But the last Adam—that is, Christ—is a life-giving Spirit. What comes first is the natural body, then the spiritual body comes later. Adam, the first man, was made from the dust of the earth, while Christ, the second man, came from heaven. Earthly people are like the earthly man, and heavenly people are like theheavenly man. Just as we are now like the earthly man, we will someday be like the heavenly man. 1 Corinthians 15:35-49 (NLT)
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15, NKJV.