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First Corinthians xv.
OME one will say, How are the dead raised? and with what manner of body do they come?
Thou foolish one, that which thou
thyself sowest is not quickened
except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not the body that shall be, but a bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other kind;
But God giveth it a body even as it pleased Him, and to each seed a body of its own.
All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fishes.
There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.
So also is the resurrection of the
dead. It is sown in corruption;
it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom
of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We all shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting? The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law: But thanks be to God, Who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not vain in the Lord. ~
SELECTION 104 The Lord's Supper
Luke xx11, John vi ND Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, Go and make ready for us the passover, that we may eat.
And they said unto Him, Where wilt Thou that we make ready?
And He said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house whereinto he goeth.
And ye shall say unto the master of the house, The Teacher saith unto thee, Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with My disciples? And he will show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
And they went, and found as He had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
And when the hour was come, He sat down, and the apostles with Him.
And He said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
For I say unto you, I shall not eat it, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
And He received a cup, and when He had given thanks, He said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
For I say unto you, I shall not drink from henceforth of the fruit of the
vine, until the kingdom of God shall COrile.
And He took bread, and when He had given thanks, He brake it, and gave to them, saying, This is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me. And the cup in like manner after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in My blood, even that which is poured out for you.
Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall not hunger, and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst.
This is the bread which cometh down out of heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
I am the living bread which came down out of heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: yea and the bread which I will give is My flesh, for the life of the world.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man
and drink His blood, ye have not life in yourselves. He that eateth My flesh and drinketh My blood hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is meat indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He that eateth My flesh and drinketh My blood abideth in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father; so he that eateth Me, he also shall live because of Me. This is the bread which came down out of heaven: not as the fathers
ate, and died; he that eateth this bread shall live for ever.
SELECTION 105 Thanksgiving
Psalms Lxv, Czlvil RAISE waiteth for Thee, O God, in Zion; and unto Thee shall the vow be performed.