For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.
1 Corinthians 15: 16

Read: 1 Corinthians 15: 35-49

Not only did the apostles preach Christ’s resurrection in their early preaching, it went on to become a fundamental doctrine in all their correspondence to the early churches. 

One of the main Scriptures sections dealing with this subject is 1 Corinthians 15. So this will be the focus of our studies for the next few days. Are you aware that this is the lengthiest passage in all of the Bible, not just the New Testament, on any one particular subject? It is, and its subject is..the resurrection. 

In the first part of 1 Corinthians chapter 15 the apostle sets forth the resurrection of Jesus Christ and argues from his resurrection that there is, therefore, a resurrection of the dead. That raises inevitable questions – how will that happen, when will that happen, what kind of body are we going to have. And so, Paul, taking up those questions, writes his response from verse 35 to 58. 

Please go and read those verses carefully in preparation for the rest of the week’s studies.


I’m excited to learn more about the kind of body I am going to have one day.