Easter 2018: Transformed


Reflection Questions

1. Describe the contrasts being made between Adam and Jesus in the passage from 1 Corinthians 15. In the context of this whole chapter about the importance of the resurrection, what differences are important to highlight between the image of dust and the image of heaven?

2. Look at Genesis 3; what can you learn about the image of dust from God's conversation with Adam and Eve? What do you think Paul means when he uses this phrase to describe humanity?

3. Look also at Psalm 22; what can you learn about the experience of Jesus from his use of this Psalm before his death?

4. The sermon describes the image of dust as causing us to feel like life is falling apart. What are some ways in which "the image of dust" relates to your life and experience right now? 

5. What is one area of your life where you want to ask Jesus to put things back together? Where does your life call out, 'I need Easter!'?

6. What practice can you take up in order to help life be put back together for others? Where do you look at the world and call out, 'We need Easter!'?

1 Corinthians 15:47-49

The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust , and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.


FOOTNOTES

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.