1 Corinthians 15:35-58 - The Resurrection of the Body

1. What practical problem makes it difficult for some people to believe in resurrection of the body? (Verse 35)

2. As a teenager, what did you like least about your body? Did you do anything to try to change it? As an adult, what do you fear about your changing body?

3. What three analogies does Paul use in discussing the nature of resurrection? (Verses 36-41)

4. What do these analogies teach you about your resurrected body? (vv. 42-44, 49)

5. Who is “the last Adam” in Verse 45? (John 3:13, 31, Philippians 3:20-21)

6. In Verses 45 to 49, Paul compares the natural body of Adam—and us—to the spiritual body of Christ—and to our resurrected bodies. What can we say about this spiritual body? (Matthew 28:9, Mark 16:9, 12, Luke 24:15-16, 36-37, 41-43, John 20:26)

7. In Verses 51-52, Paul writes, “we will all be changed—in a flash.. .” Does he mean the moment of your death or some other time? (Matthew 24:31, Revelation 11:15, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, Revelation 20:4-6)

8. Have you ever heard the words of Verses 51-54 in a well-known musical piece?

9. Paul paraphrases Verse 55 from where? (Hosea 13:14)

10. Explain Verse 56.

11. What motivates you to push on with the Christian life: A) the hope of resurrection, B) the fear of judgment, C) the knowledge that God will reward faithfulness, D) peer pressure, E) Something else. Explain your answer.

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