Lesson 12 - Until Death do us Part


Introduction

“Until death do us part.”

These are words that are often repeated at weddings when the Bride and Groom are taking their vows. Some people see this part of the vow, “till death do us part” as difficult to keep and sometimes seem like placing one’s life in bondage. However, on the other hand, ‘till death do us part’, can be a sad reminder that death is man’s greatest enemy. For not even the bliss of a wonderful marriage can prevent a man or woman from facing death. As the Word of God declares, it is “appointed unto men once to die” (Hebrews 9:27).

During this study, we will look at man’s only hope of conquering death, while we will also see from the word of God man’s condition in death.

How was man made at the beginning? Genesis 2:7

Genesis 2:7

“And the LORD God formed man of the __________________ of the _________________, and _________________ into his nostrils the _________________ of ______________; and man became a _________________ __________________.”

Under what condition would man be able to continue living? Genesis 2:16, 17

Genesis 2:16-17
“But of the ______________ of the ____________ of good and evil, thou shalt ________ __________ of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely ____________.”

What lie did the serpent tell Eve about eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Genesis 3:4, 5

Genesis 3:4, 5
“And the ______________ said unto the woman, Ye shall ________ ____________ _________: For God doth know that in the day ye __________ thereof, then your ___________ shall be ____________, and ye shall be as _____________, knowing good and evil.”

As a result of eating from the forbidden tree, what happened to Adam and his children? Romans 5:12

Romans 5:12
“Wherefore, as by one __________ sin entered into the __________, and ___________ by sin; and so ____________ passed upon all __________, for that all have ____________:”

What happens to a person when they die? Ecclesiastes 12:7

Ecclesiastes 12:7
“Then shall the ______________ return to the ______________ as it was: and the _______________ shall return unto _______________ who gave it.”

Can the dead communicate with us? Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6

Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6
“For the ____________ know that they shall _________: but the ___________ know not ____________, neither have they any more a _______________; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their ____________, and their ____________, and their envy, is now____________; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.” (see also Psalm 146:4)

Do the righteous go to heaven immediately after death? Revelation 14:13; Acts 2:29, 34

Revelation 14:13
“Blessed are the _____________ which die in the Lord from hence-forth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may ______________ from their _____________; and their ________________ do follow them.”

Acts 2:29, 34

“Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch ______________, that he is both ______________ and __________, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. . . . . For David is not _______________ into the _________________:

Who alone has immortality? 1 Timothy 6:15, 16

1 Timothy 6:15, 16
“. . . . The ___________ of kings, and _____________ of lords; Who only hath ______________________, dwelling in the ____________ which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath ___________, nor can see: to whom be honour and power __________________.”

What is the only way that man can get the opportunity to over-come death and live forever? John 5:24

John 5:24
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth My word, and _____________ on ___________ that sent Me, hath _____________life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from _____________ unto _____________.”

When will the righteous receive immortality? 1 Corinthians 15:52

1 Corinthians 15:52
“In a moment, in the ____________________ of an eye, at the last ____________: for the _______________ shall sound, and the ____________ shall be raised ____________________, and we shall be changed.”