Death, Grief, and Resurrection Hope

I Corinthians 15:20-28

April 20, 2024 • Tim Cain • 1 Corinthians 15:20–28

How do we deal with the tension between the reality of death and the promises of resurrection? What does it look like to grieve in hope? How can facing death give us a greater appreciation for the resurrection? How does distancing ourselves from death end up distancing ourselves from the depths of God’s love for us? How does Jesus show us what it looks like to cling to the promises of God without denying the reality of death?

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