Ever look in the mirror and realize that you've aged? Maybe your youth's supple features have given way to time's wrinkles? Or perhaps you're not quite as fast, quick witted or energetic as you used to be?
At one time or another we've all had to come to grips with the realization that our bodies are finite. Sure, we're born strong and we tend to feel invincible when we're young, but even the young are not immune to the human body's fragility. Bones break on the sports field, bruises and cuts are the common battle scars of playground games and so on.
Fact is, we're all aging, our bodies have limits and they won't last forever. As such, we all groan to be rid of our decaying bodies.
However, if you know Jesus as your savior you don't merely groan because your mortal physical body ails you and you want to be rid of it, as the lost do. Rather, Christians groan for a bigger reason which Paul makes clear in the opening verses of 2 Corinthians 5.
In this episode we look at Paul's statements about the afterlife in this passage, and learn how, as believers, we groan not just because our bodies age but because we desire to be clothed with our immortal heavenly body which will be eternal, and when Jesus comes back, physical - the culmination of everything God originally designed for us to be at creation. We will also see how the promise of our eternal body gives us a real and lively hope, inspires our witness, and enables us to live a life marked by fearlessness.
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