Glorious Implications of the Resurrected Body

1 Cor. 15:35-49

Transformation Questions:

  • Read Philippians 3:20-21. What will our resurrected bodies be like?
    • Our bodies will be transformed into the likeness of Jesus’ glorious body.
  • Read 1 Corinthians 15:42. What is the implication of the resurrection for you in the afterlife? Why is this promise a motivation to continue in the faith?
    • The body that we will receive is never going to perish.
  • What ailments (physical, mental, emotional, etc.) do you have in your earthly body that you look forward to being redeemed in your resurrected body?
  • What is the symbolism and meaning of baptism?
    • Baptism is showing the world that you identify with Jesus.
    • Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior and the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. 
  • Read Romans 6:1-14
    • In Romans 6:1-4, why does Paul argue that we should stop living in sin based on your baptism and the resurrection? 
      • Your baptism represents you have died to your old way of life and are being raised to walk in the newness of life like Jesus was raised from the dead. 
      • Since Christ was raised so that we too could walk in the newness of life. 
    • Romans 6:5-7 shows that if you are a believer, you are now united with Christ in both His death and resurrection. What does it mean that your old self was crucified with Jesus?
      • It means that we have actually been set free from sin, and we are no longer a slave to sin. 
    • As Christians, we are to crucify our flesh. What does that mean? What do you do in your life practically to crucify your flesh?
      • To crucify is to put to death. That means sin still lives in you, but because of the resurrection, it no longer reigns because Jesus reigns in you.
    • When thinking about sinning, have you ever thought something, like I will/can do whatever it is because I know God will forgive me. How do you think Paul would respond to that in light of this Romans 6 passage?
    • Romans 6:15-25 introduces the idea that one can be a slave to sin or a slave to righteousness.
      • How would you define someone who is a slave to sin versus a slave to righteousness?
    • Would you define yourself as a slave to sin or righteousness?
    • If someone asked why the resurrection of Jesus is important how would you respond?
      • Guide the discussion to something like because Jesus raised, I will be raised also. And because Jesus raised, sin no longer reigns. I can walk in freedom from sin.