The New Body
(1 Corinthians 15:42-44)
I. When will you get your new body?
A. When Christ returns! (John 5:28-29; 1 Thessalonians 4:14)
B. The dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are still alive. (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17)
C. We will all be changed “in an instant.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52)
II. What will your new body be like?
A. It will be the same body but different. (Job 19:25-27; 1 Corinthians 15:35-37,42)
B. There will be four major differences. (1 Corinthians 15:42-44)
- perishable > imperishable (John 11:25-26)
- dishonorable > glorious (Matthew 13:43)
- weak > powerful (Isaiah 40:31)
- natural > spiritual (Romans 8:10-11)
C. Your new body will be like Jesus’ resurrection body. (Philippians 3:20-21; 1 John 3:2-3)
III. Why will we get new bodies?
A. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. (John 3:5-6; 1 Corinthians 15:50)
B. Our physical bodies are part of God’s good creation. (Genesis 1:31; Romans 8:20-21)
C. Sin and death must be completely defeated. (Romans 8:22-24; 1 Corinthians 15:53-57)