Great Chapters: 1 Corinthians 15

1 Corinthians 15 is the Resurrection Chapter! If offers proof of Jesus resurrection and assures us of our own resurrection.

This will be a challenging study. It is a long and chapter and has some complicated parts. Keep in mind the main idea: The resurrection of Jesus assures us that we will be raised also. The key verse might be verse 20 – “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep”.

Here are the main topics:

  1. Jesus was raised from the dead, 1-11.
  2. What if Jesus had not been raised? 12-34.
  3. What kind of body will we have in the next life? 35-58.

QUESTIONS

  1. As you read the chapter what problem does it sound like Paul is addressing?
  2. List at least 4 things that are true if Jesus was not raised from the dead? (12-19),
  3. What question is brought up in verse 35? Have you every wondered the same thing?
  4. What point is being made about the nature of our resurrection body in verses 44, 50, 53-55?
  5. The chapter promises us that we will someday be raised from the dead. What does this truth motivate us to be and do according to verse 58?

Feel free to comment on this chapter, answer these questions, or ask additional questions using the comments section below.

We will review this chapter on Wednesday September 2 at 7 pm on Facebook Live and Zoom. Everyone is invited to join us!

5 thoughts on “Great Chapters: 1 Corinthians 15

  1. If there is no resurrection, 1) Christ was not raised 2) we are not raised 3) apostle preaching is false & useless 4) faith is futile and we are still in our sins. Fortunately there is a resurrection.

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  2. In our class a great question was asked about do we need a body for our spirit….here are some thoughts I have on that.

    I cant fully explain it, but I believe Paul addresses this in 2 Corinthians 5. Paul’s words are certainly worth thinking about….

    2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, 3 if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. 4 For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. 6 So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. 9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.

    When he talks about desiring to be clothed with out habitation which is from heaven….and says not that we want to be unclothed, but further clothed…I wonder if he is not referring to a disembodied state (unclothed) and the new bodie (further clothed or clothed once again)?

    i have always struggled with what Paul is saying here and this to me seems the best explanation.

    When we do experience this being further clothed Paul describes it as “mortality being swallowed up by life!”

    Would love others thoughts on this

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