In the Resurrection Jesus has given us Victory over Death and Purpose in Life

1 Cor. 15:50-58

Transformation Questions:

  • What is something that you hope for in heaven?
    • Try not to let the conversation get too out of hand, but it is beneficial for us to think about the promises to come. 
  • What is the biggest stress you have in this life that you think will be alleviated in heaven?
    • It might be their debt, physical pain, or maybe family stresses. 
  • What is the thing you fear most about death?
  • How does the Gospel and the resurrection comfort those fears?
    • Try to work back through what everyone says to think through the goodness of an afterlife with the Father. 
  • What would you consider the sting of death?
  • What does 1 Cor. 15:55 mean when it says that the sting of death has been removed?
    • Death can no longer hurt you; it is just a transition to the next life. Death is not the end. 
  • Has your faith in God ever given you boldness to do something you don’t think you would have done without it? 
  • Have you ever heard of somebody (or known anybody) who took an inheritance and used it for something greater than their own benefit?
  • God uses the promise of heaven to inspire steadfastness in this life. Read these passages about heaven one at a time. Discuss what is interesting about heaven. What can we hope for in heaven? 
    • Revelation 21:18-27, Revelation 7:9-12, Isaiah 65:17-25, Revelation 22:1-5 
  • 1 Cor. 15:56 “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law;” what does it mean that the power of the law is sin? How does Jesus defeat the power of the law?
    • When Christ died on the Cross, He fulfilled the law. He perfectly kept the complete law, and by dying in your place and mine, we have hope for the future.