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1 Corinthians 15 - NIV

The Resurrection of Christ

1 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.

2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a] : that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

5 and that he appeared to Cephas,[b] and then to the Twelve.

6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.

7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,

8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.

9 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

11 Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

The Resurrection of the Dead

12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.

14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.

16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.

17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.

18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.

19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.


Footnotes

a. 1 Corinthians 15:3 Or you at the first
b. 1 Corinthians 15:5 That is, Peter


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Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2016
Summary: Without the resurrection our faith rests only on a great deception
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Shared by: Archie Norman on Jun, 2016
Summary: Study in the Book of 1 Corinthians
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Shared by: Jeff Strite on Jun, 2016
Summary: Did you realize most English Bibles never uses the word "evangelism?" The Greek word "euanggelion" is actually translated "Gospel"... but what does that mean? And how can that impact how we witness for Christ?
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Shared by: Bruce Lee on May, 2016
Summary: People try to dilute and water down the Gospel and preaching. Jesus Christ has been sighted by the masses and crowds and oh what a difference the Risen Jesus makes.
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Shared by: John Lowe on Apr, 2016
Summary: This leads us to a tremendous truth for our lives today. In the resurrection of Jesus Christ, God has overcome the dark tomb of our ancient despair with the bright promise of His new hope.
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Shared by: Paul Evans on Apr, 2016
Summary: We celebrate the fact that Jesus is alive, but why is it so important to remember and to celebrate "Resurrection Sunday"? Why is it so important that Jesus was raised from the dead?
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Views: 64
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Shared by: Philip Martin on Apr, 2016
Summary: Easter sermon where the consequences of Christ not being raised from the dead are explored.
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Shared by: Dr. Stanley Vasu on Apr, 2016
Summary: 10 VITAL TRUTHS CONCERNING THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST 1.PRE-EMINENCE 2.POWER 3.PURPOSE 4.PURITY 5.PRIORITY 6.PERSEVERANCE 7.PROCLAMATION 8.PRIVILEGE 9.PATTERN 10.PREMONITION
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Shared by: RAY MCKENDRY on Apr, 2016
Summary: Two point sermon to show how unbelieving leadership in the church fails to live up to the gospel call and the results of believing that He is Risen!
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Shared by: John Hamby on Mar, 2016
Summary: Why is an event that took place over 2,000 years ago so important in our fast paced technically advanced age?
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Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Mar, 2016
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Shared by: Mike Dankson on Mar, 2016
Summary: This sermon encourages us to believe in the resurrection despite recent attacks
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Shared by: Steve Wilson on Mar, 2016
Summary: The crucifixion must have been devastating to Jesus' followers and the resurrection…well…that must have been scary and exhilarating at the same time. And it all happened so fast! It didn’t give them much time to process in their minds what was happening.
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Shared by: Chuck Brooks on Mar, 2016
Summary: We are going to go through a couple chapters of Scripture from the Gospel of John that takes us from the crucifixion of Jesus to His resurrection from the grave.
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Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: This gives Paul's teaching on how denial of the real. bodily resurrection of Jesus unravels the foundations the truth and the hopes of the Christian faith
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Shared by: Andy Moyle on Feb, 2016
Summary: There is hope for life after death
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:19
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Views: 170
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Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jan, 2016
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Shared by: Scott Kircher on Jan, 2016
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Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Sep, 2015
Summary: Easter Sermon - The resurrection of Jesus, or the lack of it, is a deal breaker when it comes to accepting the authority of Jesus
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Shared by: David Rigg on Aug, 2015
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Shared by: Craig Condon on Aug, 2015
Summary: We can rejoice that God can repair the status of our lives and restore us to wholeness. Anything in our lives that is hated, weak, and contemptible can become beautiful, radiant, and a blessing.
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Shared by: Steven Chapman on Jun, 2015
Summary: Paul clarifies for the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 15 why the Resurrection is the critical element of the Christian faith. It is not just a belief to be believed. It is a belief to be lived.
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Shared by: Richard Stevens on Jun, 2015
Summary: A look at the usage of the word "BUT" in I Corinthians 15