The Resurrection Chapter of the Bible: 1 Corinthians 15 – an Overview

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Jesus Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!


  1. The truth and proof of the resurrection (v. 1-11)
    1. Paul Lists 6 appearances (no women are mentioned!)
    2. 10 Appearances are recorded in the various Bible passages
      1. The women at the tomb (Matthew 28:9-10)
      2. Mary Magdalene (Mark 16:9-11; John 20:11-18)
      3. Two men of Emmaus (Mark 16:12; Luke 24:13-32)
      4. Peter in Jerusalem (Luke 24:34; 1 Corinthians 15:5)
      5. Ten disciples (Luke 24:36-43; John 20:19-23)
      6. Eleven disciples (John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:5)
      7. Seven disciples fishing in Galilee (John 21:1-23)
      8. Eleven disciples in Galilee (Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:14-18)
      9. Five hundred persons (presumably in Galilee; 1 Corinthians 15:6)
      10. James, the brother of the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:7)
  2. The relevance of the resurrection reality (v. 12-34)
    1. If there is no resurrection…terrible implications!
      1. Paul’s preaching is empty
      2. Our faith is empty
      3. We are still in our sins
      4. No hope for those who have gone before us
      5. If only in this life we have hope we are of all people most to be pitied!
    2. Jesus’ resurrection is the firstftruits of those who have fallen asleep.
    3. The knowledge of the resurrection impacts how we live
  3. The nature of the resurrected body (v. 35-49)
    1. It’s different!
    2. Like a seed
    3. Various analogies of two different kinds of bodiesIMG_3448 2
  4. The profound implications of the resurrection (v. 50-58)
    1. It is essential in order to inherit the kingdom of God
    2. It is the final culmination of deaths’ defeat
    3. Therefore…we put it all on the line for God, faith, hope, and Christ


How do you finish these sentences, “I believe in the resurrection…”

…because _________________________________________________________________________________.

…therefore ________________________________________________________________________________.

…even though ____________________________________________________________________________.

…and _____________________________________________________________________________________.

  1. martha warnasch said:

    Because He lives, I too live and will live with Him forever and ever.
    Therefore I will not fear because God is my refuge and strength, a very present help in time of Covid-19.
    Even though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, and satan
    and my mind try to distract me, Jesus, please keep my eyes on You,

    • Thank you Martha. I look forward to being with all the folks at St. John soon. God’s blessings to you…Easter joy and hope in Jesus!

      David Bahn

      And God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light. God saw that the light was good. – Genesis 1:3-4 > >

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