1 Corinthians 15:35-58

1 Corinthians 15:35-58 (ESV)  But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?”  [36]  You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.  [37]  And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.  [38]  But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.  [39]  For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.  [40]  There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another.  [41]  There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.  [42]  So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable.  [43]  It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.  [44]  It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.  [45]  Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.  [46]  But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual.  [47]  The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.  [48]  As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.  [49]  Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.  [50]  I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.  [51]  Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,  [52]  in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.  [53]  For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.  [54]  When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”  [55]  “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”  [56]  The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  [57]  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  [58]  Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:12-34

1 Corinthians 15:12-34 (ESV)  Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?  [13]  But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.  [14]  And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.  [15]  We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised.  [16]  For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised.  [17]  And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.  [18]  Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.  [19]  If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.  [20]  But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.  [21]  For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.  [22]  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.  [23]  But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.  [24]  Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power.  [25]  For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.  [26]  The last enemy to be destroyed is death.  [27]  For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him.  [28]  When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.  [29]  Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?  [30]  Why are we in danger every hour?  [31]  I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day!  [32]  What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”  [33]  Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”  [34]  Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.

1 Corinthians 14:26-40

1 Corinthians 14:26-40 (ESV)  What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.  [27]  If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret.  [28]  But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God.  [29]  Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.  [30]  If a revelation is made to another sitting there, let the first be silent.  [31]  For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged,  [32]  and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.  [33]  For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,  [34]  the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.  [35]  If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.  [36]  Or was it from you that the word of God came? Or are you the only ones it has reached?  [37]  If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord.  [38]  If anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.  [39]  So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues.  [40]  But all things should be done decently and in order.

Matthew 6:19-34

Matthew 6:19-34 (ESV)  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,  [20]  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  [21]  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  [22]  “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,  [23]  but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!  [24]  “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.  [25]  “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  [26]  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  [27]  And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?  [28]  And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,  [29]  yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  [30]  But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  [31]  Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  [32]  For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.  [33]  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.  [34]  “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.