Our motto at Calvary Chapel of Eagle is, “It’s all about Jesus”. But today, we are studying all about what the resurrected body will be like. We know that ours will be like Jesus’ resurrected body. So, today’s study reveals much.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.” (Philippians 3:20–21, NKJV)
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” (1 John 3:2–3, NKJV)
Today’s study ends with the ascension of Jesus into heaven with the promise that in the same way He left us, He will someday return.
Who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”” (Acts 1:11, NKJV)
So, let’s keep our priorities right and always be looking for His return.
Along with today’s text you may wish to do a study on the various Post resurrection appearances of Jesus found in the New Testament.
For further study on Jesus’ Appearances after His Resurrection See Mark 16:12-13; John 20:19-25. After Jesus’ resurrection, he appears to severalwomen at the tomb outside Jerusalem – Luke 24:1-12; Matt 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-8; John 20:1-18. Later that day he appeared to two disciples on their way to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-34) and then to most of the disciples in Jerusalem (Luke 24:35-49; John 20:19-39). Later Jesus appeared in Galilee (Matt 28:16-17; John 21:1-23). Finally, Jesus led his disciples to the Mount of Olives, from where he ascended to heaven (Luke 24:50-51; Acts 1:6-12).
Now go tell someone the good news about Jesus!