Creed: Life Everlasting

June 5, 2022 Speaker: Mike Law Series: Apostles' Creed

Topic: Topical Scripture: John 5:25–29

Main Idea: We will overcome death to enjoy ongoing life with God.

1. Overcoming Death Through Resurrection

     a. The Reality of Resurrection [John 5:25–29, cf. John 6:40, Romans 8:11]

     b. Dealing with Death [1 Thessalonians 4:15]

J. I. Packer:

For Christians the terror of physical death is abolished, though the unpleasantness of dying remains. Jesus, their risen Savior, has himself passed through a more traumatic death than any Christian will ever have to face, and he now lives to support his servants as they move out of this world to the place he has prepared for them in the next world.[1]

     c. So Where Goes the Soul? [Luke 23:46, 53, Acts 7:59, Matt. 25:21, Phil. 1:23, 2 Cor. 5:8, Rev. 6:10, Luke 16:19–31]

     d. Resurrection of Rebels and Redeemed [Daniel 12:2, Psalm 1:5]

     e. Resurrected to Reign [Job 19:26, 2 Cor. 5:1–5, 1 Cor. 15:20, Phil. 3:20–21, 1 Cor. 15:42–49, Rev. 21:4]

     f. Mercy and Motivation [Revelation 21:4, 1 Corinthians 15:58]

2. Ongoing Life with God [John 3:16, cf. John 10:28]

     a. What is Eternal Life? [John 14:3, John 17:3, Revelation 21:1–4]

     b. Not Bored, but Blessed and Blessing [Revelation 19:6]

     c. Not Able to Sin [Revelation 21:27, cf. Ecclesiastes 3:11, Psalm 16:11, 1 Peter 5:4]

3. Offering Our Confession [John 11:25–26]

[1] J. I. Packer, Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1993), 247–248.

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