PAUL AND THE RESURRECTED BODY
Readers often think of resurrection Paul's attitude toward resurrection of the body in individual terms: a single body raised as the climax of an individual's salvation. In Paul and the Resurrected Body: Social Identity and Ethical Practice, Matt O'Reilly makes the case that, for Paul, the social dimension of future bodily resurrection is just as important, if not more so. Through a close reading of key texts, O'Reilly argues that resurrection is integral to Paul's understanding of Christian social identity. In Paul's theological reasoning, a believer's hope for the future depends on being identified as part of the people of God who will be resurrected.
THE LETTERS TO THE THESSALONIANS
Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians are some of our earliest existing writings in the New Testament. As such, they offer a unique glimpse into some of the most pressing issues as the gospel began to spread across the ancient world. How should believers respond when their faith is a minority perspective and are suffering persecution? What does genuine holiness look like? Is life after death truly worth believing in, and what does it look like? Will Jesus actually make good on his promise to come back? This eight-week study can be used with accompanying videos to explore these questions and more for individual or group study.
BLESS THE NATIONS
This short book is a seven-day devotional for short-term mission teams. Each day includes a passage of scripture, a brief reflection on that passage, questions for individual reflection or group discussion, and space for journaling your mission experience. Daily reflections focus your team on what God wants to do in them and through them while they are engaged together on a short-term mission trip.