That God may be all in all.

John Farley
Pastor Teacher
June 7, 2020


the mission of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is sharing the love of Jesus Christ through aviation and technology…

…so that isolated people may be physically and spiritually transformed.

MAF flights support indigenous churches and local evangelists, create access to medical care, provide disaster relief, ...

…and make community development projects possible ... in some of the most remote places on earth.

The Mills family

Papua Indonesia

Kevin and Kim

Kyler, Kaleb, and Kara


That God may be all in all

1Co 15:20-28

Everything else in the letter is best seen in relation to the resurrection of the saints in Christ at the Rapture.

He keeps widening the lense until it takes in the entire plan of God for glorifying His Son.

And it reveals the full significance of the resurrection of the saints.

We see an agricultural metaphor: the harvest.

The first sheaf of the harvest consecrated the entire harvest.

The resurrected Christ is the first fruits.
The resurrected saints are the rest of the harvest.

As Christ is now in His resurrection body, so shall all of the saints be in the future.

Rom 8:29

1Co 15:21-22

It takes in the entire history of the human race.

Man is God’s crowning creation.

Gen 1:26

It contrasts
the first Adam with the Last Adam, Jesus Christ.

The first Adam’s sin brought death to the entire human race.

The Last Adam’s resurrection brings resurrection life to all the saints.

Rom 5:12

The representative determines the fate of the group.

Christ will bring physical resurrection to all who are in Christ.

Rom 5:17

1Co 15:23-24

The Greek word for “order” in verse 23 is tagma. It was a military term.

The first order is one individual: the resurrected Christ.

The second order consists of the redeemed saints. It occurs in two phases:

a. The church, at the Rapture

b. The Old Testament saints and the Tribulation martyrs, at the Second Coming of Christ.

Now it encompasses God’s glorious work from the creation to the new heavens and the new earth.

the end” in verse 24 refers to the period after the Millennial Reign of Christ.

1Co 15:25-28

Col 1:15-18

If there were no resurrection of the dead, then death would remain unconquered.

Whoever denies the resurrection of the dead denies that God will reign forever over all things unchallenged.

Do we live according to the fact that death will one day be rendered powerless?



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