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A Resurrected Savior

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Christ's Resurrection gives us the certain hope for life after death.

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1 Corinthians 15:19–20 KJV 1900
19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
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1 Corinthians 15:1–8 KJV 1900
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. 8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
1 Corinthians 15:12–14 KJV 1900
12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: 14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
1 Corinthians 15:20–23 KJV 1900
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
1 Corinthians 15:42–45 KJV 1900
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour; 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. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

Lesson Aim

After participating in this lesson, each learner will be able to:
List the key elements of the gospel as Paul sees them.
Explain why Christ’s resurrections the key to understanding everyone’s future.

Introduction

In the midst of his suffering, Job asked rhetorically
Job 14:14 KJV 1900
14 If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time will I wait, Till my change come.
if amandi shali live again job 14 and 14 he soon answered his son's question when he declared though after my skin worms destroy this body yet in my flesh shall I see God 1926 centuries later God put a massive explanation point on jobes conclusion when Jesus rose from the dead Easter Sunday worship service today would likely feature songs scripture meetings and preaching to celebrate the fact the cornerstone of the Christian faith many Christians even prefer to call this resurrection Sunday for the 1st century church every Sunday was resurrection Sunday every week was a celebration and recognition that they served a living savior but at least one church had problems with regard to the implication of Jesus resurrection.
He soon answered his own question when he declared
Job 19:26 KJV 1900
26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, Yet in my flesh shall I see God:
Job though after my skin worms destroy this body yet in my flesh shall I see God 1926 centuries later God put a massive explanation point on jobes conclusion when Jesus rose from the dead Easter Sunday worship service today would likely feature songs scripture meetings and preaching to celebrate the fact the cornerstone of the Christian faith many Christians even prefer to call this resurrection Sunday for the 1st century church every Sunday was resurrection Sunday every week was a celebration and recognition that they served a living savior but at least one church had problems with regard to the implication of Jesus resurrection.
Centuries later God put a massive explanation point on Job’s conclusion when Jesus rose from the dead.
At least one church had problems with regard to the implication of Jesus resurrection.

Lesson Context

The city of Corinth was located on the isthmus of Corinth that was a narrow strip of land about 5 miles wide that connected upper Greece with the Peninsula of the South This allowed Corinth to prosper as a Trade Center for goods coming from the eastern Roman Empire across the Aegean sea to the Gulf of Corinth on their ways to Italy and Rome and vice versa.
Corinth became a large, wealthy City made up of a business class, workers, and sadly slaves. The city attracted entrepreneurs from around the empire giving the city a cosmopolitan culture and a mix of religions.
After Paul's departure the Corinthian church endured many self inflicted problems:
1 Corinthians 3:3–4 KJV 1900
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
1 Corinthians 3first Corinthians 3 and three 4 five and one 2 7 one through 16 he wrote his first letter to the church in Corinth in AD 56 to address these issues perhaps the most serious of the Corinthians problems was a misunderstanding of the nature and significance of the resurrection of Jesus Paul understood that the resurrection could not be neglected there could be no compromise about it this issue is dealt with more completely in first Corinthians 15 than anywhere else in the Bible for this reason the chapter is often called the resurrection chapter
1 Corinthians 3:3 KJV 1900
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
1 Corinthians 3–4 KJV 1900
1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. 11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 20 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. 21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; 23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s. 1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. 4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. 5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. 6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. 7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it? 8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. 9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. 11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; 12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: 13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. 14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. 15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. 17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church. 18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. 19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. 20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. 21 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?
:first Corinthians 3 and three 4 five and one 2 7 one through 16 he wrote his first letter to the church in Corinth in AD 56 to address these issues perhaps the most serious of the Corinthians problems was a misunderstanding of the nature and significance of the resurrection of Jesus Paul understood that the resurrection could not be neglected there could be no compromise about it this issue is dealt with more completely in first Corinthians 15 than anywhere else in the Bible for this reason the chapter is often called the resurrection chapter
1 Corinthians 3:3-4first Corinthians 3 and three 4 five and one 2 7 one through 16 he wrote his first letter to the church in Corinth in AD 56 to address these issues perhaps the most serious of the Corinthians problems was a misunderstanding of the nature and significance of the resurrection of Jesus Paul understood that the resurrection could not be neglected there could be no compromise about it this issue is dealt with more completely in first Corinthians 15 than anywhere else in the Bible for this reason the chapter is often called the resurrection chapter
first Corinthians 3 and three 4 five and one 2 7 one through 16 he wrote his first letter to the church in Corinth in AD 56 to address these issues perhaps the most serious of the Corinthians problems was a misunderstanding of the nature and significance of the resurrection of Jesus Paul understood that the resurrection could not be neglected there could be no compromise about it this issue is dealt with more completely in first Corinthians 15 than anywhere else in the Bible for this reason the chapter is often called the resurrection chapter
1 Corinthians 5:1–2 KJV 1900
1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. 2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
1 Corinthians 5:1 KJV 1900
1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.
1 Corinthians first Corinthians 3 and three 4 five and one 2 7 one through 16 he wrote his first letter to the church in Corinth in AD 56 to address these issues perhaps the most serious of the Corinthians problems was a misunderstanding of the nature and significance of the resurrection of Jesus Paul understood that the resurrection could not be neglected there could be no compromise about it this issue is dealt with more completely in first Corinthians 15 than anywhere else in the Bible for this reason the chapter is often called the resurrection chapter
He wrote his first letter to the church in Corinth in AD 56 to address these issues.
1 Corinthians first Corinthians 3 and three 4 five and one 2 7 one through 16 he wrote his first letter to the church in Corinth in AD 56 to address these issues perhaps the most serious of the Corinthians problems was a misunderstanding of the nature and significance of the resurrection of Jesus Paul understood that the resurrection could not be neglected there could be no compromise about it this issue is dealt with more completely in first Corinthians 15 than anywhere else in the Bible for this reason the chapter is often called the resurrection chapter
Perhaps the most serious of the Corinthians problems was a misunderstanding of the nature and significance of the resurrection of Jesus.
Paul understood that the resurrection could not be neglected; there could be no compromise about it. This issue is dealt with more completely in than anywhere else in the Bible for this reason the chapter is often called the resurrection chapter.
Paul wrote this letter for the purpose of unifying the church and to address some of the misconceptions of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I. Key to Preaching (Evidence of the Good News)

A. Not In Vain (vv.1,2)

1 corinthians 15:
1 Corinthians 15:1 KJV 1900
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
Although Paul has been absent for several years many in the Corinthian church remember his preaching.
He reminds the Corinthians that what he taught them in the past is still valid since they had received his message as truth.
Paul can say that the Corinthians stand on his preaching.
Galatians 1:8 KJV 1900
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
1 Corinthians 15:2 KJV 1900
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
It is the continuing acceptance of Paul's gospel that gives the Corinthians assurance that they are saved from eternal punishment for their sinful rebellion against God.
Romans 1:16 KJV 1900
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
see also and 16 pow urges the Corinthians not to forget his gospel essentials which is which he is about to review
Paul urges the Corinthians not to forget his gospel essentials which is what he is about to review.

B. According to the Scriptures (vv. 3,4)

1 Corinthians 15:3
1 Corinthians 15:3 KJV 1900
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
Paul presents himself as a conduit of his message he is neither its originate are nor its final recipient he received it from the Lord himself.
Galatians 1:12 KJV 1900
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
galatians 1 and 12 pause playing for evangelism has always been to deliver the gospel to faithful people who were pass it on to others Timothy two and two the phrase first of all indicates that what Paul is about to say is of primary bedrock and central importance
Paul’s plan for evangelism has always been to deliver the gospel to faithful people who would pass it on to others.
2 Timothy two and two the phrase first of all indicates that what Paul is about to say is of primary bedrock and central importance
2 Timothy 2:2 KJV 1900
2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
The phrase “first of all” indicates that what Paul is about to say is of primary, bedrock and central importance.
1 Corinthians 15:3 KJV 1900
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1 Corinthians 15
From his birth to his death Jesus life provides the ultimate example of God's love and the ideal human reaction to that love.
But for Paul the very core preaching of the gospel requires three things:
Jesus’ death,
burial
and resurrection
Jesus death was scandalous the execution of an innocent man through treachery and injustice.
Galatians 1:4 KJV 1900
4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
Galatians 1:4 though history bears witness to many unjust deaths Jesus death is unique because he died for our sins John 129 first Peter 224 something no other human could do his death served as a propitiation which means something that turns away wrath Romans 325 first John 22 410 all this took place according to the scriptures five and six psalms 16 eight and eleven God had planned the gospel events before they happen and the Old Testament scriptures written centuries before hand bear witness to the this preordained design Matthew 2624 four 2744 acts 17 two
.galatians one and four though history bears witness to many unjust deaths Jesus death is unique because he died for our sins John 129 first Peter 224 something no other human could do his death served as a propitiation which means something that turns away wrath Romans 325 first John 22 410 all this took place according to the scriptures five and six psalms 16 eight and eleven God had planned the gospel events before they happen and the Old Testament scriptures written centuries before hand bear witness to the this preordained design Matthew 2624 four 2744 acts 17 two
Though history bears witness to many unjust deaths, Jesus death is unique because he died for our sins.
John 1:29 KJV 1900
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
John 1:29 first Peter 224 something no other human could do his death served as a propitiation which means something that turns away wrath Romans 325 first John 22 410 all this took place according to the scriptures five and six psalms 16 eight and eleven God had planned the gospel events before they happen and the Old Testament scriptures written centuries before hand bear witness to the this preordained design Matthew 2624 four 2744 acts 17 two
1 Peter 2:24 KJV 1900
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1 Peter 2:24 something no other human could do his death served as a propitiation which means something that turns away wrath Romans 325 first John 22 410 all this took place according to the scriptures five and six psalms 16 eight and eleven God had planned the gospel events before they happen and the Old Testament scriptures written centuries before hand bear witness to the this preordained design Matthew 2624 four 2744 acts 17 two
Something no other human could do.
His death served as a propitiation which means “something that turns away wrath.”
Romans 3:25 KJV 1900
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Romans 3:25 first John 22 410 all this took place according to the scriptures five and six psalms 16 eight and eleven God had planned the gospel events before they happen and the Old Testament scriptures written centuries before hand bear witness to the this preordained design Matthew 2624 four 2744 acts 17 two
1 John 2:2 KJV 1900
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 2:2 410 all this took place according to the scriptures five and six psalms 16 eight and eleven God had planned the gospel events before they happen and the Old Testament scriptures written centuries before hand bear witness to the this preordained design Matthew 2624 four 2744 acts 17 two
1 John 4:10 KJV 1900
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:10 all this took place according to the scriptures five and six psalms 16 eight and eleven God had planned the gospel events before they happen and the Old Testament scriptures written centuries before hand bear witness to the this preordained design Matthew 2624 four 2744 acts 17 two
All this took place according to the scriptures:
Isaiah 53:5–6 KJV 1900
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: The chastisement of our peace was upon him; And with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned every one to his own way; And the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
:5five and six psalms 16 eight and eleven God had planned the gospel events before they happen and the Old Testament scriptures written centuries before hand bear witness to the this preordained design Matthew 2624 four 2744 acts 17 two
Psalm 16:8–11 KJV 1900
8 I have set the Lord always before me: Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: My flesh also shall rest in hope. 10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; Neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: In thy presence is fulness of joy; At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Psalm 16 eight and eleven God had planned the gospel events before they happen and the Old Testament scriptures written centuries before hand bear witness to the this preordained design Matthew 2624 four 2744 acts 17 two
God had planned the gospel events before they happen and the Old Testament scriptures written centuries before hand bear witness to the this preordained design
Matthew 26:24 KJV 1900
24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
Luke 24:27 KJV 1900
27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
,
Luke 24:44 KJV 1900
44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Luke 24:27
Acts 17:2 KJV 1900
2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
Acts
four 2744 acts 17 two
Luke 24:
Luke 24:44 KJV 1900
44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
acts 17 two
1Corinthians
1 Corinthians 15:4 KJV 1900
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
Paul insists that proclamation of the gospel must include the fact that Jesus was buried.
7: 5960 Mary Magdalene and other women not to mention Peter and other apostles went to Jesus tomb fully expecting to find a corpse five John 2013 the angelic report that the tomb was empty and Jesus was alive was soon backed up by personal experience Matthew 28810 149 John 2014 through 29 during Paul's ministry lies were circulated that Jesus body had been stolen from his tune eight 1215 power does not tolerate such nonsense the scrutiny the security surrounding that burial is well attested Matthew 2750 Seven 66 and no one can test that the burial took place
Matthew 27:59–60 KJV 1900
59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
Mary Magdalene and other women,
not to mention Peter and other apostles went to Jesus tomb fully expecting to find a corpse.
Luke 24:5 KJV 1900
5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
John 2013 the angelic report that the tomb was empty and Jesus was alive was soon backed up by personal experience Matthew 28810 149 John 2014 through 29 during Paul's ministry lies were circulated that Jesus body had been stolen from his tune eight 1215 power does not tolerate such nonsense the scrutiny the security surrounding that burial is well attested Matthew 2750 Seven 66 and no one can test that the burial took place
John 20:13 the angelic report that the tomb was empty and Jesus was alive was soon backed up by personal experience Matthew 28810 149 John 2014 through 29 during Paul's ministry lies were circulated that Jesus body had been stolen from his tune eight 1215 power does not tolerate such nonsense the scrutiny the security surrounding that burial is well attested Matthew 2750 Seven 66 and no one can test that the burial took place
John 20:13 KJV 1900
13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
The angelic report that the tomb was empty and Jesus was alive was soon backed up by personal experience.
Matthew 28:8–10 KJV 1900
8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. 9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
During Paul's ministry lies were circulated that Jesus body had been stolen from his tune
Matthew 28:12–15 KJV 1900
12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, 13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 14 And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. 15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
Paul does not tolerate such nonsense.
149 John 2014 through 29 during Paul's ministry lies were circulated that Jesus body had been stolen from his tune eight 1215 power does not tolerate such nonsense the scrutiny the security surrounding that burial is well attested Matthew 2750 Seven 66 and no one can test that the burial took place
power does not tolerate such nonsense the scrutiny the security surrounding that burial is well attested Matthew 2750 Seven 66 and no one can test that the burial took place
The security surrounding that burial is well attested.
Matthew 27:57–66 KJV 1900
57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple: 58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. 61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. 62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, 63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. 64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. 65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. 66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
Matthew 27:57-66 and no one can test that the burial took place
No one contest that the burial took place.
1 Corinthians 15:4 KJV 1900
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
1 Corinthians 15:4
Jesus lifeless body lay in the tomb all day Saturday. Then he arose from the dead brought back to life by the Father.
1 Corinthians 6:14 KJV 1900
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
1 Corinthians 6:14-1515 on the third day that is the day of the week week on Sunday and the phrase according to the scriptures see references to Jonah 117 by Jesus in Matthew 1240 compare John to 1922 the resurrection serves as God's stamp of approval for all time on Jesus 2932 four God had designed him as the sacrificial lamb who would take away the sins of the world John 129 that happened when he paid's sins prize by dying on the cross
On the third day! That is the day of the week we call Sunday.
On the phrase “according to the scriptures” see references to
That is the day of the week we call Sunday and the phrase according to the scriptures see references to Jonah 117 by Jesus in Matthew 1240 compare John to 1922 the resurrection serves as God's stamp of approval for all time on Jesus 2932 four God had designed him as the sacrificial lamb who would take away the sins of the world John 129 that happened when he paid's sins prize by dying on the cross
!that is the day of the week week on Sunday and the phrase according to the scriptures see references to Jonah 117 by Jesus in Matthew 1240 compare John to 1922 the resurrection serves as God's stamp of approval for all time on Jesus 2932 four God had designed him as the sacrificial lamb who would take away the sins of the world John 129 that happened when he paid's sins prize by dying on the cross
Jonah 1:17 KJV 1900
17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Jonah 1:17 by Jesus in Matthew 1240 compare John to 1922 the resurrection serves as God's stamp of approval for all time on Jesus 2932 four God had designed him as the sacrificial lamb who would take away the sins of the world John 129 that happened when he paid's sins prize by dying on the cross
Jesus in said in:
Matthew 12:40 KJV 1900
40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Matthew 12:40 compare John to 1922 the resurrection serves as God's stamp of approval for all time on Jesus 2932 four God had designed him as the sacrificial lamb who would take away the sins of the world John 129 that happened when he paid's sins prize by dying on the cross
Compare
John 2:19–22 KJV 1900
19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 21 But he spake of the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
John 2:19-22 the resurrection serves as God's stamp of approval for all time on Jesus 2932 four God had designed him as the sacrificial lamb who would take away the sins of the world John 129 that happened when he paid's sins prize by dying on the cross
The resurrection serves as God's stamp of approval for all time on Jesus.
Acts 2:29-32 four God had designed him as the sacrificial lamb who would take away the sins of the world John 129 that happened when he paid's sins prize by dying on the cross
Acts 2:29–32 KJV 1900
29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Romans 1:4 KJV 1900
4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
four God had designed him as the sacrificial lamb who would take away the sins of the world John 129 that happened when he paid's sins prize by dying on the cross
God had designed him as the sacrificial lamb who would take away the sins of the world that happened when he paid's sins prize by dying on the cross
John 1:29 KJV 1900
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

C. Testifying to the Resurrection (vv. 5-8)

that happened when he paid's sins prize by dying on the cross
1 Corinthians 15:5 KJV 1900
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
The Gospels record that one of the first witnesses of the risen Christ was Mary Magdalene.
Paul begins his list instead with Cephas, the Apostle Simon Peter.
Peter boldly proclaimed the resurrection of Christ.
Acts 2:24 KJV 1900
24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
Acts 3:
Acts 3:15 KJV 1900
15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.
Peters witness holds great weight.
1 Corinthians 15:5–6 KJV 1900
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
1 Corinthians 15:
Paul then expands the list of witnesses to all twelve apostles; these are 11 of the original 12, now minus Judas but replaced by Matthias.
We have no other information on the appearance of Christ to the crowd of more than 500. But Paul’s statement that some of these are fallen asleep suggests that he knew some of the folks personally and had kept track of them.
1 Corinthians 15:7 KJV 1900
7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
We take care to note that this James is neither of the Apostle of that same name in:
Matthew 10:2 KJV 1900
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
nd four since those two men are included in the 12 of first Corinthians 15 five above they are already accounted for this James is one of Jesus half brothers mark 6 three Jesus brother did not believe in him before his death five but they did afterward acts 114 the mention of James is in the text before us coincides with the fact of his leadership in the 1st century church
two and four since those two men are included in the 12 of first Corinthians 15 five above they are already accounted for this James is one of Jesus half brothers mark 6 three Jesus brother did not believe in him before his death five but they did afterward acts 114 the mention of James is in the text before us coincides with the fact of his leadership in the 1st century church
Matthew 10:2–4 KJV 1900
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
Matthew 10:nd four since those two men are included in the 12 of first Corinthians 15 five above they are already accounted for this James is one of Jesus half brothers mark 6 three Jesus brother did not believe in him before his death five but they did afterward acts 114 the mention of James is in the text before us coincides with the fact of his leadership in the 1st century church
Since those two men are included in the 12 of
1 Corinthians 15:5 KJV 1900
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
1 Corinthians 15 five above they are already accounted for this James is one of Jesus half brothers mark 6 three Jesus brother did not believe in him before his death five but they did afterward acts 114 the mention of James is in the text before us coincides with the fact of his leadership in the 1st century church
They are already accounted for.
This James is one of Jesus half brothers
Mark 6:three Jesus brother did not believe in him before his death five but they did afterward acts 114 the mention of James is in the text before us coincides with the fact of his leadership in the 1st century church
Mark 6:3 KJV 1900
3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
Jesus brother did not believe in him before his death.
John 7:5 KJV 1900
5 For neither did his brethren believe in him.
five but they did afterward acts 114 the mention of James is in the text before us coincides with the fact of his leadership in the 1st century church
But they did afterward
Acts 1:14 KJV 1900
14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Acts 1:14 the mention of James is in the text before us coincides with the fact of his leadership in the 1st century church
The mention of James is in the text before us coincides with the fact of his leadership in the 1st century church
1 Corinthians 15:8 KJV 1900
8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
1 Corinthians
Paul ends his list of witnesses to the resurrection with himself.
He did not see the risen Jesus during the 40 day period between the resurrection and the ascension.
Paul’s personal encounter with the risen Lord came later, while as a persecutor of Christian.
Acts 9:1–6 KJV 1900
1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
Acts X916 the encounter means that Paul is not merely repeating stories as secondhand heresy galatians 1 one 1112 Paul status is the same as that of Peter or James first Corinthians 914 power to be visited by the risen Christ scene of neon soul was not in keeping with any predictable pattern but out of the mercy and plan of the Lord
The encounter means that Paul is not merely repeating stories as secondhand heresy
Galatians 1:1 KJV 1900
1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
Galatians 1:11–12 KJV 1900
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Galatians 1:
Paul status is the same as that of Peter or James
one 1112 Paul status is the same as that of Peter or James first Corinthians 914 power to be visited by the risen Christ scene of neon soul was not in keeping with any predictable pattern but out of the mercy and plan of the Lord
1 Corinthians 9:14 power to be visited by the risen Christ scene of neon soul was not in keeping with any predictable pattern but out of the mercy and plan of the Lord
1 Corinthians 9:14 KJV 1900
14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
1 Corinthians 9:1 KJV 1900
1 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?
1 Corinthians 9:1 power to be visited by the risen Christ scene of neon soul was not in keeping with any predictable pattern but out of the mercy and plan of the Lord
power to be visited by the risen Christ scene of neon soul was not in keeping with any predictable pattern but out of the mercy and plan of the Lord
For Paul to be visited by the risen Christ (seen of me also) was not in keeping with any predictable pattern but out of the mercy and plan of the Lord.

II. Key to Faith ()

A. False Teaching (v. 12)

1 Corinthians
1 Corinthians 15:12 KJV 1900
12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
Paul has now emphasized both the centrality of Jesus resurrection and the credible evidence for it.
This is a review of things the Corinthians had heard him preach when he was among them.
Despite what Paul told the Corinthians, there are some in the church who want to deny the possibility of resurrection while still maintaining that Christ had risen from the dead.
So Paul proceeds to rebut this illogical position.
The rhetorical question of the verse before us begins that rebuttle.

B. Futile Beliefs (vv. 13,14)

1 Corinthians 15:13-14
1 Corinthians 15:13–14 KJV 1900
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: 14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
Denying all resurrection as some are doing, logically denies Jesus’ own resurrection.
If we affirm His Resurrection but deny the possibility of bodily resurrection for all other human beings, then we are negating Jesus’ humanity.
John 1:14 such a denial would nullify the sacrificial power of the death of Jesus that gives us new life 1123 26 first thessalonians 414 that in turn would mean that we are still liable to the penalty for our sin guilt first Corinthians 1518 without the possibility of resurrection from the dead the entire Christian message collapses the Christian life becomes an exercise in futility second Timothy 218
John 1:14 KJV 1900
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Such a denial would nullify the sacrificial power of the death of Jesus that gives us new life.
1 Corinthians 11:23–26 KJV 1900
23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
1 Corinthians 11:23-1123 26 first thessalonians 414 that in turn would mean that we are still liable to the penalty for our sin guilt first Corinthians 1518 without the possibility of resurrection from the dead the entire Christian message collapses the Christian life becomes an exercise in futility second Timothy 218
1 Thessalonians 4:14 that in turn would mean that we are still liable to the penalty for our sin guilt first Corinthians 1518 without the possibility of resurrection from the dead the entire Christian message collapses the Christian life becomes an exercise in futility second Timothy 218
1 Thessalonians 4:14 KJV 1900
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
That in turn would mean that we are still liable to the penalty for our sin guilt
1 Corinthians 15:18 without the possibility of resurrection from the dead the entire Christian message collapses the Christian life becomes an exercise in futility second Timothy 218
1 Corinthians 15:18 KJV 1900
18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
Without the possibility of resurrection from the dead the entire Christian message collapses the Christian life becomes an exercise in futility.
2 Timothy 218
2 Timothy 2:18 KJV 1900
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
2 Timothy 2:1 KJV 1900
1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

III. Key to Hope (, )

2 Timothy 2:18

A. Firstfruits (v. 20)

1 Corinthians 15:20 KJV 1900
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
Paul pivots from arguing about the centrality of resurrection for all believers to some specific implications of Christ resurrection.
The agricultural metaphor of firstfruits invokes the ideal of the choice parts at the outset of the harvest.
Exodus 34:26 it is the opposite of leftovers there is no harvest produce that comes earlier than the first fruit this is true of the resurrection of Christ he is only the first resurrection of many tacom acts 2623 first Corinthians 1523 first Peter 13
Exodus 34:26 KJV 1900
26 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.
It is the opposite of leftovers.
There is no harvest produce that comes earlier than the firstfruit.
This is true of the resurrection of Christ.
He is only the First Resurrection of many to come.
Acts 26:23 KJV 1900
23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
Acts 26:23 first Corinthians 1523 first Peter 13
1 Corinthians 15:23 KJV 1900
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
1 Corinthians 15:23 first Peter 13
1 Peter 1:3 KJV 1900
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 1:3

B. New Adam (v. 21-23)

1 Corinthians 15:21–22 KJV 1900
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1 Corinthians 15:21-22
Genesis identifies Adam as the first human being.
He disobeyed God and brought sin into the human realm.
The inevitable result of this sin is death.
Genesis 2:17 KJV 1900
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Genesis
Romans 5:12
Romans 5:12 KJV 1900
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Romans 4
Romans 5:14 KJV 1900
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
Romans 4:14 KJV 1900
14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
1 Corinthians 15:22 KJV 1900
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Adam is thus the prototype of a sinner under the curse of death.
Adam is humanity’s father of sin and death.
1 Corinthians 15:22 KJV 1900
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
The New Prototype is Christ
Romans 5:14-19
Romans 5:14–19 KJV 1900
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Christ has overcome the power of death through His resurrection.
Acts
Acts 2:24 KJV 1900
24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
Hebrews 2:14 KJV 1900
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
This has two implications:
First, there is an order to the resurrection of Human kind. Jesus is the Captain of our Salvation.
Hebrews 2:10 KJV 1900
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Hebrews 2
1 Corinthians 15:23 KJV 1900
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
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Second, the resurrection of Christ is not the end of God’s display of resurrection power. We will follow in due time according to Gods plan.
1 Corinthians 6:14 KJV 1900
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
1 Corinthians 6:14
Paul ties this in to the second coming of Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:52 KJV 1900
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

C. Resurrected Bodies (vv. 42-45)

1 Corinthians 15:42–43 KJV 1900
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
1 Corinthians 15:
Paul characterizes our current bodies as
corrupt (subject to deteriorzation),
dishonorable (associated with shameful acts)
and weak (limited in strength and endurance)
By contrast our new bodies will be
incorruptible (not subject to disease or decay)
glorious (free from sin and shame)
Philippians 3:21 KJV 1900
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
Colossians 3:4 KJV 1900
4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
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c. powerful (Completely adequate in all things to serve the Lord)
powerful (Completely adequate in all things to serve the Lord)
1 Corinthians 15:44
1 Corinthians 15:44 KJV 1900
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
Our current bodies are natural (subject to the physical laws of nature).
But our new bodies will be spiritual
to get a glimpse see the resurrected body of Christ.
John 20:19–20 KJV 1900
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
John 20
Jesus was not a ghost. He had a recognizable body, one that even carried the scars of crucifixion on his hands and feet and side.
Luke 24:39–40 KJV 1900
39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. 40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
Luke 24:
1 Corinthians 15:45 KJV 1900
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1 Corinthians 15:
Paul uses the two Adam analogy again but in a different way than to contrast sin and death versus eternal life.
It reminds us that Adam's body was lifeless until God breathed life into it
Genesis 2:7 KJV 1900
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Seven only then did Adam become a living soul in the resurrection our dead bodies will receive life again given by the last Adam who is Christ the risen Christ participates as a quickening spirit in our bodies returned to life from death John 521 John 654 Christ is the one who has the power to recreate and restore life to our bodies the new body in and of itself is not enough even if it is in crop rible glorious and power
Only then did Adam become a living soul.
In the resurrection our dead bodies will receive life again given by the last Adam who is Christ.
The risen Christ participates as a quickening spirit in our bodies return to life from death.
John 5:21 KJV 1900
21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
John 5:21 John 654 Christ is the one who has the power to recreate and restore life to our bodies the new body in and of itself is not enough even if it is in crop rible glorious and power
John 6:54 Christ is the one who has the power to recreate and restore life to our bodies the new body in and of itself is not enough even if it is in crop rible glorious and power
John 6:54 KJV 1900
54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
Christ is the one who has the power to recreate and restore life to our bodies.
The new body in and of itself is not enough even if it is incorruptible, glorious and powerful.

Conclusion

Before and during the 1st century AD there were instances of the miraculous restoration to life of a dead person but those people eventually died again.
Jesus resurrection, however, was different he rose from the dead never to die again.
Because he lives we can be confident that we will live with him in resurrected bodies never again to face death.
in two pause Corinthian readers have produced fruit and will continue to do so as long as they remained faithful however their faith was endangered by the choices Psalm had made to abandoned the doctrine of the resurrection and so the danger is with us we should join Paul therefore in seeing resurrection as victory over humanity's greatest enemy death the glorious day of Christ return we will be changed in the twinkling of an eye for his Corinthians 15 52 as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ let us anticipate the promise of our own resurrection
Romans 8:2 KJV 1900
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Pauls’ Corinthian readers have produced fruit and will continue to do so as long as they remained faithful.
However, their faith was endangered by the choices some had made to abandoned the doctrine of the resurrection - and so the danger is with us.
We should join Paul therefore in seeing resurrection as victory over humanity's greatest enemy “death.”
The glorious day of Christ return, we will be changed, in the twinkling of an eye.
As we celebrate the resurrection of Christ let us anticipate the promise of our own resurrection
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