The Sadducees tried to set a theological trap, but Jesus revealed that the basis of their misguided question about marriage in the resurrection was flawed. Marriage is something that will not continue in the new heavens and new earth. At first glance, this might rub happily married readers the wrong way. Is Jesus minimizing the beauty of marriage? Far from it! We know from Ephesians 5 that Jesus Himself is the archetype for understanding the meaning of marriage. Instead, Jesus is expanding their categories of what heaven will be like.
In heaven, the relationships we have with the Lord and our fellow saints will mysteriously surpass any form of love we experience here on earth. This is the “power of God” that Jesus referred to. He invited the Sadducees to see that God’s wisdom and power are so much greater than we could imagine, and the glories that will be revealed on the other side of eternity will be more magnificent than we could ever dare hope.
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Adults
Every week, Aaron Armstrong and other adult ministry leaders offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Adults.
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Students
Every week, student ministry leaders offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Students. Listen in as he shares:
- The main point of the session
- Any challenges and opportunities for additional discussion that may arise during this session
- Encouragements for leaders
A Final Reminder
Don’t forget, you can find tools to help you prepare and lead the discussion in the Additional Resources for this volume. We hope these are a blessing to you as you walk through this session together.
*This week’s leader devotional is written by Chris Poblete. It is adapted from the daily devotions for Unit 26, Session 2 from The Gospel Project for Adults’ Daily Discipleship Guide.