What happens when we die?

June 1, 2014

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What happens when we die?


We must remember that as we approach this subject of death, Jesus is victorious over death, hell, & the grave!

Revelation 1:17-18, 1 Corinthians 15:54-55


1. When people die, their body goes into the grave.

The believer’s spirit is with the Lord

2 Corinthians 5:6-8, Philippians 1:23 – 24, Luke 23:42-43,


the unbeliever’s spirit is in a place of torment

Luke 16:19-31


2. At the appointed time, everyone’s physical body will be resurrected.

John 5:28 – 29


For the believer…

When the Lord returns (at the Rapture), He will resurrect the physical bodies of the dead in Christ

1 Thess 4:13-18

 Their bodies will be changed into glorified bodies

2 Corinthians 5:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:43, 1 John 3:2

The believer’s spirits will return to their glorified bodies.

and then all believers will be reunited with Christ in the air.

For the unbeliever

Revelation 20:11 – 15

Their spirit will be reunited with their physical body

they will be judged

and sentenced to eternal destruction in hell

Mark 9:48


1 Corinthians 15:51-57


For more info, read 1 Cor 15:12-58 – Basically the whole chapter is about resurrection!