Monday, August 15, 2011

The Reign of Christ & the Destruction of Death, the Final Enemy

This Sunday, August 21, I'll be preaching on 1 Corinthians 15:21-28.

For our Redeemer family: Carry these verses with you this week. Meditate on them. Ingest and digest them. Ponder. When God speaks to you, write it down in your spiritual journal. And, if God gives you some insights you would like to share with me, please e-mail them to me. (

Here's the text:

21For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 22For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 23But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 24Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27For he "has put everything under his feet." Now when it says that "everything" has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 28When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.