The New Creation

1 Corinthians 15 — Andrew Fountain: Oct 20, 2015

Two Kinds of Stuff

  1. Things made out of paper, card, tape & glue
  2. Things made out of metal
  1. Paper & Card
  2. Metal

Problem at Corinth

1 Corinthians 15

  1. So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living being“; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
  2. However, the spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and then the spiritual.
  3. The first man is from the earth, made of dust; the second man is from heaven.
  4. Like the one made of dust, so too are those made of dust, and like the one from heaven, so too those who are of heaven.
  5. And just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, let us also bear the image of the man of heaven.
  6. Now this is what I am saying, brothers and sisters: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.

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The Two Creations

Old Creation New Creation
Adam Christ
Dust the Spirit
Perishable Imperishable

New Creation and the Spirit


  1. Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again [from above] he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
  2. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Genesis 1

  1. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
  2. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Colossians 3

  1. Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
  2. Keep thinking about things above, not things on the earth,
  3. for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
  4. When Christ (who is your life) appears, then you too will be revealed in glory with him.

Galatians 2

  1. For through the law I died to the law so that I may live to God.
  2. I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

1 Corinthians 15:51–58

  1. Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—
  2. in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
  3. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.
  4. Now when this perishable puts on the imperishable, and this mortal puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will come to pass,
          “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
  5. “O death, where is your victory?
          O death, where is your sting?”
  6. The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
  7. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
  8. So then, my beloved brothers and sisters, be firm. Do not be moved! Always be outstanding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

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Updated on 2015-10-21 by Andrew Fountain -