Today’s text (below) deals with questions about the resurrection from the dead. Is there life after death? Will we live again someday? Will we be reincarnated or absorbed into the great unknown or just cease to exist? Jesus clearly answers all these questions and more as He deals with the Sadducees, a sect of religious Jews who denied the spirit realm, angels, and the resurrection of the dead.

 

Then some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, saying: “Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife, and he dies without children, his brother should take his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and died without children. And the second took her as wife, and he died childless. Then the third took her, and in like manner the seven also; and they left no children, and died. Last of all the woman died also. Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife does she become? For all seven had her as wife.” Jesus answered and said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. But even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.”” (Luke 20:27–38, NKJV)


As you read over the above text notice what Jesus says about the next life. According to Jesus, will there be marriage in heaven? Will there be death? What happened to the saints of old who have died in faith?


For further reading read 1Corinthians 15:12-28.

Here are some excerpts from that chapter…


Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?”

(1 Corinthians 15:12)


But now Christ is risen from the dead and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.”      (1 Corinthians 15:20–21)


May we fix our eyes on Jesus Who is the resurrection and the life

(Hebrews 12:1-3; John 11:25-26).

Pastor Mike