Step1: Opening and Introduction to the lesson – Personal Testimonies and or any Reflections? During what stage of your life did you change the most? In what ways did you change?
Step 2: Hear – Read: 1 Cor 15:35 – 58. The Resurrection Body.
Step 3: Explore – Discover the Passage
- What do you believe happens to a person when they die? What practical concern undercut belief in the resurrection of the dead for some of the Corinthians (v.35)?
- What are the characteristics of the resurrection body that Christians will receive? How do the analogies of the seed and the different types of bodies deal with doubts about the resurrection of the dead (vv. 36-44)?
- What is the point of the comparison between Adam and Christ (vv. 45-49; also 15:21-22)? What is the sting of death? How did Jesus win the victory over death? How can you share in this victory?
- What insights in this passage about the life to come are most striking to you? What excites you? What puzzles you?
Step 4: Connect – Apply the Passage:
- What is most comforting when you consider the reality of your own death? What is hardest for you to understand?
- What can you do now to reveal the likeness of Christ? How can your close friends and family do that?
- What motivates you to obey God: Fear of judgement? God’s anger? Worry about not being resurrected? Love from God? Love for God? Hope of being with God? How does verse 58 encourage and motivate you?
Step 5: Reflect: Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.