RESURRECTION BODIES OF THE SAVED AND UNSAVED
Jesse M. Hendley
I Corinthians 15:4-24, 15:35-58
As we celebrate this Easter season, this blessed
anniversary of Christ's Resurrection, I want us to
think about the Resurrection bodies of the saved and
I've been preaching for many years. I love my work,
but there are two things which I do not like. I do not
like hospitals and sickness; and I do not like
funerals and death. Oh, don't misunderstand me. I go
and minister to people and have been doing it all
these years, but I do not like it.
I'm glad the day is coming when I am going to a world
with no hospitals and sickness; a world where there
will be no funerals because there will be no death. I
have had many funerals in my life. I see more death in
one year's time than the average person will see in a
We are living in the presence of death all the while.
Four and one-half billion people inhabit this earth,
all of them moving off the earth and into eternity.
This cycle has continued since the death of Adam and
Eve. Augustine said, "I don't know whether to call
this a dying life or a living death." The Bible says,
"All the living know that they shall die." And it is
So this subject of the Resurrection of the dead is one
of the most important subjects to every human being,
because we want to KNOW if there is a Resurrection of
the dead. We want to KNOW if there is a life beyond
On a recent day I had two telephone conversations. One
was a long distance conversation with a minister in
Greenville, South Carolina. He said, "Pray for my
wife. Her sister died and the funeral is very soon.
She needs prayer at this particular time." The sister
had cancer and I knew that this minister's wife had
been visiting her and felt greatly distressed But she
was a Christian who knew the Lord, and she has gone to
be with the Lord.
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