Reflection Guide: Death and the Resurrection of the Body

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Listen to the sermon audio here.

More resources for this series HERE.

Read through the following passages: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Reflection/Discussion Questions

  1. Have you ever considered that in our culture today we have “normalized/depersonalized” death? What contributes to this? Why do you think we rarely consider or think about death?
  2. Have there been times in your life when the reality of death set in for you (perhaps through the loss of a loved one)? How did this effect you? What questions did it raise in your mind and heart?
  3. What is the Christian hope of resurrection in life and death?
  4. Jordan said that this passage (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) points us to our hope of “life after life after death”. Have you every thought of it that way? There is “life after death” (with Jesus in Heaven) and “life after life after death” (with Jesus upon his return in the new earth with new bodies and with those we love).
  5. The point of this passage isn’t to be predictive, but to point us to the promise. It’s meant to engage our imagination regarding our future hope. Imagine what it will be like to be with Jesus and those you love in the new earth. What comes to mind? How does it fill you with wonder?
  6. What is God speaking to you? Who can you share it with?