In this lab, John Piper explains that we live in a broken world, with broken bodies, and broken relationships. But we wait eagerly for a new world, with new bodies, and eternal relationships.
- How often do you think about the promise of getting a new body? Why do you think it is important to consider?
- Read Philippians 3:20–21 and 1 Corinthians 15:42–44. What can you learn about resurrected bodies?
- How would the promise of a glorious body encourage those who are struggling with the weakness of their body? Do you know anyone you can encourage this week?
Principle for Bible Reading
Past, Present, Future
The word of God reminds us of past events, proclaims present truths, and gives glimpses of future realities. Pay close attention to whether the verbs in the verse you’re studying are past, present, or future. God often surprises us with telling us how past events affect the present and future, and how future events are in some ways already present realities.