I had heard God tell me to go deeper. I had heard him say this for years. I believed him; at least I believed in the value of the idea. But what I didn’t know is what it meant, not really. And I also didn’t know that the outcome of going deeper is an experience, an inhabitance of a place that has always been within me. A place real. A place tangible. But a place not so easily explained with words.

I always told you I would catch you. And I catch the whole world. It is trembling now. I confess, Lord, I fear speaking, writing, like my words aren’t going to help.

One of the writers I like to read is an old Scottish preacher by the name of Thomas Boston. He had a vivid imagination, and in one of his sermons, he pictured the soul and the body of a believer engaging in conversation after they are reunited in the resurrection. Your Resurrection Body, Talking to Your Believing Soul Imagine your resurrected body, talking to your believing soul: Well, my friend, it’s good to be back together after that awful separation we endured. It was all right for you—you went into the presence of Jesus. I got stuck in a grave!…

Behold, I tell you a mystery. (1 Corinthians 15:51) There is so much about the resurrection that we don’t know. But God has told us some things, and what He has told us is our hope, comfort, and joy. The resurrection body is described in four words in these verses. The Resurrection Body will be Imperishable What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. (1 Corinthians 15:42) Your resurrection body will never wear out, and it will never be sick. All limitations and disabilities we experience now in the body will be gone. The blind will see; the…

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The marvelous human body holds endlessly fascinating secrets. The resilience of skin, the strength and structure of bones, the dynamic balance of muscles—our physical being is knit according to a pattern of stunning purpose. Consider how the human body is a window into biblical teaching. Bible Gateway interviewed Philip Yancey, who, along with the late Dr. Paul Brand, wrote Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image (IVP Books, 2019). [See the many resources by Philip Yancey in the Bible Gateway Store] What is the meaning of the book’s title? Philip Yancey: The phrase “fearfully and wonderfully” comes from…

Let’s look at four Scriptures that speak of what God has promised, marvelous promises throughout the Bible about the resurrection of the body.    #1: Job 19:25-27  For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. Notice what Job already knew: a. that his Redeemer lives, b. that his Redeemer will stand on the earth, and c. when that happens, Job will see God with his…

Here are 5 Key Connections from recent Christian articles around the web, including encouragements to the Pastor’s kid, and the biblical story of the body. The Biblical Story of the Body (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible) God created your body as much as he created your soul. All that God has created is good. That is why he will not scrap it and start again. What God has made, he will redeem, and that means your body as well as your soul. For the Pastor’s Kid: Your Dad Needs You (Bethany Melton, For the Church) No matter your age, a…

There is a good, better, best pattern to the Christian life. To be in Christ is good. To be with Christ is better, better by far. But even for those who are with Christ now, the best is yet to be.  I want to encourage you as we look together at what the Bible has to say about the story of the body, starting at creation and culminating in the resurrection body. We are going to look at four doctrines that take us through this narrative and teach us the importance of the body.   Creation: God made us body and soul   The LORD God…

Paul says that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, so what does he mean by this? The Great Equalizer It seems that death and taxes will always be with us, and although the rich… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What the incarnation affirms about the reality of God’s creation. I tend to sympathize with the Gnostics most in the morning. It’s currently common to deride these early heretics for despising our physicality and rejecting the goodness of creation. But when I wake up and tenderly place my feet on the ground, breathing slowly as I sense which sore muscles and joints I need to stretch with care, I get it—my body does not greet me as my friend. Truth be told, my body and I have had something of a strained relationship since I was 24 when, at the…