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Immortality

Outline

 

1. Intimations in the Old Testament

2. Established by the Resurrection

3. The Eternal Inheritance

4. Demonstrations of Immortality

 

1. Intimations in the Old Testament

 

A. ABRAHAM'S ASSURANCE: Hebrews 11:10 Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.

 

B. MOSES AT THE BUSH: Exodus 3:6 I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” When Moses heard this, he covered his face because he was afraid to look at God.

 

Matthew 22:31-32 “But now, as to whether there will be a resurrection of the dead—haven’t you ever read about this in the Scriptures? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said, 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ So he is the God of the living, not the dead.”

 

C. DAVID'S COMFORT:  2 Samuel 12:23 But why should I fast when he is dead? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him one day, but he cannot return to me.”

 

D. IMPLIED IN TWO TRANSLATIONS:  Genesis 5:24 walking in close fellowship with God. Then one day he disappeared, because God took him.

 

2 Kings 2:11 As they were walking along and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire. It drove between the two men, separating them, and Elijah was carried by a whirlwind into heaven.

 

2. Established by the Resurrection

 

1 Corinthians 15:12 But tell me this—since we preach that Christ rose from the dead, why are some of you saying there will be no resurrection of the dead?

 

1 Corinthians 15:52-53 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. 53 For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.

 

2 Timothy 1:10 And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News.

 

3. The Eternal Inheritance

Romans 2:7 He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers.

 

Hebrews 9:15 That is why he is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant.

 

4. Demonstrations of Immortality

 

Luke 9:30-31 Suddenly, two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared and began talking with Jesus. 31 They were glorious to see. And they were speaking about his exodus from this world, which was about to be fulfilled in Jerusalem.

 

1 Corinthians 15:20 But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 11/04/2010