Our Bodies Will Shine Like the Sun

Philippians 3:18–21

When this life comes to an end, when our frail bodies sputter for the last time, he will raise us from the dead and give us glorious bodies. In this lab, John Piper shows us that these resurrected bodies will shine like the sun in the kingdom of our Father.

Study Questions

  1. How does the promise of the resurrection help us face hardships in the body today?
  2. Read Philippians 3:21 and Matthew 28:18–20. How does a promised glorious body help us take risks for Christ today?
  3. What would change in your life if you always fully believed God would raise you from the dead?

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Principle for Bible Reading

Find Promises in Who God Is

Golden promises shine in the Old and New Testaments, and it is the Christian’s inheritance to find, claim, and enjoy them.

The Bible is a book full of promises. We can excavate some of them in places many do not see at first glance. Most identify promises where people swear that they will do something for someone else. But John Piper also finds implicit promises in statements concerning who God is or what he does. When texts describe God’s unchanging character or disposition toward his people, they are promises for us today.