Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the historic one-year lectionary.
There is a resurrection. This is the great message of Easter. Resurrection is real, and it is coming. Just as nothing could prevent Christ from rising from the dead, nothing will prevent him from raising the dead. All of them.
In 1 Corinthians 15:22-25 it is hard to miss the universal nature of the resurrection. The same way death came to all in Adam, resurrection comes to all in Christ. All will be raised, but not all will have the same outcome.
Christ is the first, in verse 23, then, when he comes again, his people are raised. Those who are saved, by grace through faith, are raised to be with him. Then, in verse 24, comes the end. Jesus hands the kngdom to the Father, after putting all his enemies under his feet (v. 25).
Some enter into disputes about the timing of the end, creating some period for judgment and even repentance. But that is not the point of this passage. Christ rescues those who call on his name. He condemns those who don't. He brings the end of the world. There is a certain resurrection and, for those who trust Jesus, a certain hope. We want to live in that hope. The resurrection is to be good news.
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