But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret.
We will not all die,
but we will all be transformed!
It will happen in a moment,
in the blink of an eye,
when the last trumpet is blown.
For when the trumpet sounds,
those who have died will be raised to live forever.
And we who are living will also be transformed.
1 Corinthians 15:51-52
And the last enemy to be destroyed is death.
1 Corinthians 15:26
Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam,
everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life.
But there is an order to this resurrection:
Christ was raised as the first of the harvest;
then all who belong to Christ
will be raised when he comes back.
1 Corinthians 15:22-23
Now we see things imperfectly,
like puzzling reflections in a mirror,
but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.
All that I know now is partial and incomplete,
but then I will know everything completely,
just as God now knows me completely.
1 Corinthians 13:12
Love…keeps no record of being wronged.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5
Don’t worry about anything;
instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need,
and thank him for all he has done.
Then you will experience God’s peace,
which exceeds anything we can understand.
His peace will guard your hearts and minds
as you live in Christ Jesus.
A final word:
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm
against all the strategies of the devil.
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies,
but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world,
against mighty powers in this dark world
and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
So be careful how you live.
Don’t live like fools,
but like those who are wise.
Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.
For once you were full of darkness,
but now you have light from the Lord.
So live as people of light!
Because God’s children are human beings—
made of flesh and blood—
the Son also become flesh and blood.
For only as a human being could he die,
and only by dying could he break the power of the devil,
who had the power of death.
Only in this way could he set free
all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.