A way to be spiritual healthy
Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope for our own life after death.
Based on Luke 20:27-38
[A way to be spiritually healthy based on Luke 20:27-38, a reading from The Revised Common Lectionary for the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost, 11/6/16. Hope for resurrection after death arose in the few centuries before Jesus. The conservative Sadducees did not accept it. They put before Jesus a question about a woman who had seven husbands, all lost by death. If there was a resurrection, whose wife would she be the Sadducees asked. They hoped to make fun of Jesus who was teaching resurrection (e.g., the rich man and Lazarus, Luke 16:19-37). Jesus replies there is no marriage in the next life for no one dies any more. There is life and, as the basis for his belief, he says Moses spoke of the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and Jacob. To God, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are alive.
A theme: Jesus corrects talk of what resurrection is like.]