No Doubt About It
1 Corinthians 15:1-21think about it.
What debate does Paul address here (15:12-13)? What are the implications of no resurrection (15:13-16)? What would our personal condition be (15:17-19)? How have you seen people handle dying when they have no hope?
I love Paul. He just tells it like it is. He's bold and kind of in your face, but his words and message are clear. Today in 1 Corninthians 15:1-21 Paul is speaking to the church in Corinth, reminding and reinforcing to them the truth about Jesus' death and resurrection and the hope we have as a result.
"But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive" (vs. 20-22).
So how can we draw on 1 Corinthians 15:1-21 to give us hope knowing that at some point in the future we, too, will face death? Tami W.
P.S. Dr. Kroll's study today on Back to the Bible is Jesus Christ Gives Us Dying Hope. If you didn't catch the program, check it out.
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