1Co 15:50-58; Isa 25:7-9; Rev 20:13-21:1,4; Hos 13:14; Rom 5-8; 2Ti 1:10; Heb 9:26; Gal 3:13-14
1COR-56-200712 - length: 60:18 - taught on Jul, 12 2020
Thanks be to God who gives us the victory
This passage delivers the climax for the subject of the resurrection of the dead.
Verses 54 b and 55 harken back to the prophets to taunt Death.
Verses 56 and 57 show that Christ’s victory is complete.
Finally, verse 58 links our future to the victorious life we are called to live now.
The Lord promised that one day death would no longer reign.
Paul turns to two prophets:
Isaiah and Hosea.
Verse 55 is more of a paraphrase than a direct quotation.
But Paul now transforms this from a summons to a taunt.
Sin, death, and the curse of the Law.
The Law is holy and good, but the Law resulted in death because of sin.
with a shout of gratitude for what God has done about sin and death.
The sting of death is sin. But our Lord has abolished death!
And we believers now share in Christ’s victory over death.
The Lord defeated sin at the cross.
And now we who have believed in Christ have died to sin ourselves.
ROM 6:2, 8-11
The Lord has redeemed us from the curse of the law.
And now we have died to the law.
Grace triumphs over sin and death.