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Jesus: Fully God and Fully Human
• READ: JOHN 1:1-14; 1 JOHN 5:20
How cool is it that Jesus is human and God at the same time? You might be wondering how that is possible. The Bible is full of examples of Jesus showing both His humanity and deity:
• He has the same emotions we have. He wept and cried when His friend Lazarus died, just as we weep and cry when we lose people we love (John 11:33-36).
• Jesus healed the sick and forgave sins, which are things only God can do (Mark 2:1-12).
• Throughout His life and ministry, Jesus and those who truly knew Him were clear: He is God (Matthew 1:18-25; John 8:12-58; 10:30-33; 20:26-28).
• Jesus experienced extreme stress, just like we do. In fact, on the night of His crucifixion, He suffered from a condition known as hematohidrosis, which means He was sweating blood (Luke 22:44).
• On the cross, Jesus even asked a question we’ve all asked at some point: “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” (Matthew 27:46). If Jesus knew the same feeling of helplessness we feel sometimes, it shows He is truly human.
• He triumphed over sin and death because He is the true God (Luke 23:44-49; John 3:16; 11:25-26).
The next time you’re going through a hard situation, remember Jesus went through hard times too; He is very acquainted with human suffering (Hebrews 4:14-16). Just as He reigns victorious over sin, death, and Satan, you too can be victorious through faith in Him. • Alexis Wohler
• Does it encourage you to know Jesus went through the same emotions you?
• For you, what is the most convincing evidence that Jesus is human? That He is God?
• What questions do you have about Jesus’ humanity? His deity?
• Who are trusted Christians in your life you can bring those questions to—such as pastors, camp counselors, or parents?
In the beginning was the Word [Jesus], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 (CSB)
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The Resurrection of Our Bodies
• READ: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:42-44
As Christians, we often wonder what our resurrection bodies will be like. It’s easy to ask, “How could the body be raised? What would postmortem life even look like?”
Paul answers the question in 1 Corinthians 15. He discusses differences between our bodies now and our bodies as they will be after the resurrection. Our bodies are like seeds that go into the ground and are raised in better condition.
Our bodies are mortal now, but at the resurrection they will be immortal. This doesn’t just refer to age, like Tolkien’s elves, but to any kind of hurt or sickness. In our broken state, we easily get injured and ill. Our eyes get bags under them. Sometimes we have to use crutches just to move around. We get sick and vomit our food. Not so at the resurrection. We will be healthy, strong, and indestructible. We will glow with health, running and dancing with eternal youth and vitality. We will live forever to honor our King, Jesus.
We are a race of sinful, dying people. Our ancestors and their ancestors fought to stay alive, sinned against each other, and died. The human race is locked in a never-ending cycle of sin and death. It is our natural state. But that’s not the way it will always be.
At the resurrection, our bodies will be raised by the power of the Holy Spirit. That’s why our resurrection bodies are called “spiritual bodies” in verses 44-46. The Holy Spirit will not only put us back together, but He will take away our mortality and our sinfulness. He will make us like Christ. • Kevin Zeller
• What are you most looking forward to about your resurrection body?
• What questions do you have about the resurrection? To dig more deeply into the hope of the resurrection, check out the following passages in the Bible: Job 19:25-27, Daniel 12:2, Luke 24, John 6:35-40 & 11:1-44, Acts 24:14-15, Romans 8:1-24, 1 Corinthians 15, and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
• If you have more questions about the resurrection, who are trusted Christians in your life you can bring those questions to?
• To learn more about the hope found in Jesus, check out our "Know Jesus" page.
For this is the will of my Father: that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him will have eternal life, and I [Jesus] will raise him up on the last day. John 6:40 (CSB)