Paul Buckley
Lead Pastor of a SGC church in Haverhill, MA, grateful husband of Peggy & father of Daniel, Caleb, J
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Jesus' suffering & temptation as a human make him perfectly able to identify with us and rescue us from sin and death. Trust Him always!
Hebrews 2:10-18
We have every reason to bless the Lord. Let us live in light of this!
Ephesians 1:1-14
1 John 2:28-3:3
All Things for Life from Christ.
2 Peter 1:3-4
He has caused us to be born again!  From this flows an inheritance and the praise of God.
1 Peter 1:3-5
It seems Peter is describing the experience of believers - faith, love and hope producing joy inexpressible and filled with glory.
1 Peter 1:8-9
It seems that Peter is drawing his readers attention to their priviledged place as recipients of the fulfillment of all things in Christ.
1 Peter 1:10-12
It looks like Peter is making the connection between the hope of our salvation and the necessary hol...
1 Peter 1:13-16
The imperishable seed of the gospel has created a new birth that results in sincere and earnest love one another.
1 Peter 1:22-25
Jesus as the rejected but chosen stone determines whether others are rejected or chosen via their ch...
1 Peter 2:4-8
Tasting that the Lord is good leads to longing for more and rejecting the life apart from the goodness of God.
1 Peter 2:1-3
Peter continues to urge his readers to conduct themselves in ways that bring God glory and are consistent with their life in Christ.
1 Peter 2:13-17
1 Peter 2:18-25
A call and picture of a holy wife - marked by holy conduct & true beauty grounded in trust in God an...
1 Peter 3:1-6
Peter continues to draw from Psalm 34 - here calling folks to application in light of its truth - th...
1 Peter 3:8-12
Likewise husbands have a duty to their wives - to understand and to honor - that they might maintain...
1 Peter 3:7
Peter is calling folks to live not in fear of people but in reverence for God.
1 Peter 3:13-17
Peter again points to Jesus who suffered persecution and was delivered.
1 Peter 3:18-22
Peter is calling us to be resolved as ones who have experienced the clarifying mindset suffering brings.
1 Peter 4:1-6
Peter is instructing us in how to live in light of the final day - which is near and where the glory...
1 Peter 4:7-11
A wonderful passage on the call of an elder/pastor/overseer.
1 Peter 5:1-4
Paul finally gets to his point of living in light of the glorious gospel of grace - a life grounded ...
Ephesians 4:1-16
Paul contrasts the wisdom of God versus the wisdom of man.
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Paul again addresses the reality of suffering while living in hope.
Romans 8:18-39
Paul's pray are so fantastic!  Here he prays in light of the wonderful gift and call of the gos...
Ephesians 3:14-19
James calls us to live under the Law of Liberty - ultimately that law taught, fulfilled and embodied...
James 2:8-13
Jesus speaks of the counter-cultural characteristics of kingdom disciples and their implications: sa...
Matthew 5:13-16
Given the severe results of anger following from the severe results of murder we must do all we can ...
Matthew 5:21-26
Jesus makes clear he has come to bring fulfillment of the law and not lawlessness.
Matthew 5:17-20
A wonderful real-life story presenting the everyday challenges of God's people - whether to be distr...
Luke 10:38-42
Two parallel stories to communicate the unique preciousness of the Kingdom of God - far greater than...
Matthew 13:44-46
A passage contrasting the true King vs.
Matthew 2:1-12
Jesus continues his glorious explanation of the law and his call to kingdom living.
Matthew 5:27-30
Jesus continues his teaching clarifiying God's view of marriage and adultery.
Matthew 5:31-32
Again - more on kingdom living.
Matthew 6:1-4
Once again, Jesus is calling us to perform our acts of spiritual devotion with our eyes on God who s...
Matthew 6:16-18
Jesus does a masterful job of contrasting two types of wrong prayer with their right, God-centered kingdom alternatives.
Matthew 6:5-15
Jesus gives multiple reasons for handling our money with an eye to the kingdom: 1) Non permanence of earthly investments vs.
Matthew 6:19-24
We must exercise humility and wisdom in dealing with the faults of others.
Matthew 7:1-6
Jesus calls his followers to beware of false prophets - those that contradict his Kingly call and instruction.
Matthew 7:15-20
Another warning for disciples.
Matthew 7:21-23
Jesus continues to pile up exhortations and illustrations of the two ways - two gates, two trees, tw...
Matthew 7:24-27
Acts 1:1-26
Once again we see the early church confronted with a seeming debilitating situation but God prospers...
Acts 6:1-7
A wonderful and brilliant teaching from God via John with Nicodemus representing the best mankind ca...
John 3:1-21
Paul is provoked by the idolary of Athens and calls them to turn towards a God-centered view of things from a man-centerered view.
Acts 17:16-34
A wonderful conclusion to the entire section on meat offered to idols.
1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1
Paul continues to Corinth - the epitome of gentile culture - and reaps a great harvest among the gen...
Acts 18:1-17
Paul is clearly contrasting tongues with prophecy.
1 Corinthians 14:1-6
As Paul continues his discussion of the necessity and results of the resurrection he presents the ne...
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
A wonderful poetic call to worship built on the remembrance of the contrast of what could have happened & what actually happened.
Psalms 124:1-8
A song of confidence/lament where the Psalmist calls us to remember the promises, face the predicame...
Psalms 125:1-5
The Psalmist remembers and celebrates past grace as he asks for future grace and assumes it's ultima...
Psalms 126:1-6
This Psalm from Solomon is a wonderfu reminder of the call to live in the blessings of God avoiding ...
Psalms 127:1-5
A wisdom Psalm describing the blessed life - a life of 1.
Psalms 128:1-6
Paul calls Timothy to work against being despised by setting an example for all in speech, conduct, ...
1 Timothy 4:12
Paul expresses and models the ground and fruit of a truly gospel-centered friendship/partnership.
Philippians 1:1-8
A wonderful prologue that lays out key introductory truths about Jesus: 1) He is the preexistent, pr...
John 1:1-18
Paul continues to communicate about his imprisonment and lays before the Philippians his own example...
Philippians 1:19-26
Paul contrasts the enemies of the cross with the life of the true believer, using his own life as a key illustration.
Philippians 3:2-11
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Ultimate Upgrade
1 Corinthians 15:35-49
The resurrection of the body is as obvious as seeds, animals & stars and most of all in the first and second Adams.
Published April 12th, 2017
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1 Corinthians 15:35-49
But someone will ask, d “How are the dead raised?
Ἀλλὰ ἐρεῖ τις· Πῶς ἐγείρονται οἱ νεκροί,
With what kind of body do they come?”
ποίῳ δὲ σώματι ἔρχονται;
You foolish person!
⸀ ἄφρων, σὺ ὃ σπείρεις,
e What you sow does not come to life
οὐ ζῳοποιεῖται
unless it dies.
ἐὰν μὴ ἀποθάνῃ·
And what you sow is not the body that is to be,
καὶ ὃ σπείρεις, οὐ τὸ σῶμα τὸ γενησόμενον σπείρεις
but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.
ἀλλὰ γυμνὸν κόκκον εἰ τύχοι σίτου ἤ τινος τῶν λοιπῶν·
But God gives it a body as he has chosen,
ὁ δὲ θεὸς ⸂ δίδωσιν αὐτῷ ⸃ σῶμα καθὼς ἠθέλησεν,
and to each kind of seed its own body.
καὶ ἑκάστῳ τῶν σπερμάτων ⸀ ἴδιον σῶμα.
For not all flesh is the same,
οὐ πᾶσα σὰρξ ἡ αὐτὴ σάρξ,
but there is one kind for humans,
ἀλλὰ ἄλλη μὲν ἀνθρώπων,
another for animals,
ἄλλη δὲ σὰρξ κτηνῶν,
another for birds,
ἄλλη δὲ ⸂ σὰρξ πτηνῶν ⸃ ,
and another for fish.
ἄλλη δὲ ⸀ ἰχθύων.
There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies,
καὶ σώματα ἐπουράνια, καὶ σώματα ἐπίγεια·
but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind,
ἀλλὰ ἑτέρα μὲν ἡ τῶν ἐπουρανίων δόξα,
and the glory of the earthly is of another.
ἑτέρα δὲ ἡ τῶν ἐπιγείων.
There is one glory of the sun,
ἄλλη δόξα ἡλίου,
and another glory of the moon,
καὶ ἄλλη δόξα σελήνης,
and another glory of the stars;
καὶ ἄλλη δόξα ἀστέρων,
for star differs from star in glory.
ἀστὴρ γὰρ ἀστέρος διαφέρει ἐν δόξῃ.
f So is it with the resurrection of the dead.
Οὕτως καὶ ἡ ἀνάστασις τῶν νεκρῶν.
What is sown is perishable;
σπείρεται ἐν φθορᾷ,
what is raised is imperishable.
ἐγείρεται ἐν ἀφθαρσίᾳ·
It is sown in dishonor;
σπείρεται ἐν ἀτιμίᾳ,
g it is raised in glory.
ἐγείρεται ἐν δόξῃ·
It is sown in weakness;
σπείρεται ἐν ἀσθενείᾳ,
it is raised in power.
ἐγείρεται ἐν δυνάμει·
It is sown a natural body;
σπείρεται σῶμα ψυχικόν,
it is raised a spiritual body.
ἐγείρεται σῶμα πνευματικόν.
If there is a natural body,
⸀ Εἰ ἔστιν σῶμα ψυχικόν,
there is also a spiritual body.
⸂ ἔστιν καὶ ⸃ πνευματικόν.
Thus it is written, h “The first man Adam became a living being”; 1
οὕτως καὶ γέγραπται· Ἐγένετο ὁ πρῶτος ἄνθρωπος Ἀδὰμ εἰς ψυχὴν ζῶσαν·
i the last Adam became a j life-giving spirit.
ὁ ἔσχατος Ἀδὰμ εἰς πνεῦμα ζῳοποιοῦν.
But it is not the spiritual that is first
ἀλλ’ οὐ πρῶτον τὸ πνευματικὸν
but the natural, and then the spiritual.
ἀλλὰ τὸ ψυχικόν, ἔπειτα τὸ πνευματικόν.
k The first man was from the earth, l a man of dust;
ὁ πρῶτος ἄνθρωπος ἐκ γῆς χοϊκός,
m the second man is from heaven.
ὁ δεύτερος ⸀ ἄνθρωπος ἐξ οὐρανοῦ.
As was the man of dust,
οἷος ὁ χοϊκός,
so also are those who are of the dust,
τοιοῦτοι καὶ οἱ χοϊκοί,
and as is the man of heaven,
καὶ οἷος ὁ ἐπουράνιος,
n so also are those who are of heaven.
τοιοῦτοι καὶ οἱ ἐπουράνιοι·
Just o as we have borne the image of the man of dust,
καὶ καθὼς ἐφορέσαμεν τὴν εἰκόνα τοῦ χοϊκοῦ,
p we shall 1 also bear the image of the man of heaven.
⸀ φορέσομεν καὶ τὴν εἰκόνα τοῦ ἐπουρανίου.
This idea of death and rebirth is inherent in creation - why the struggle here?
There are different types of bodies, so why not different human bodies?
So it is. But furthermore.. perishable to imperishable etc. huge upgrade!
All in terms of the two Adams. Which one are you in? Hope and celebration, repentance and rescue follows.
The initial question - probably as a skeptic.
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