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1 Corinthians Chapter 15:1-8

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8
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Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand,
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and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
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For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,
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that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,
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and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
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Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.
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Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
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Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.
  1. What had they received?
    1 Corinthians 15:1
    Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand,
  2. Why must they hold fast to the gospel?
    1 Corinthians 15:2
    and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
  3. What did Paul deliver to the Corinthians?
    1 Corinthians 15:3
    For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,
    1 Corinthians 15:4
    that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,
  4. What hapened on the thrid day?
    1 Corinthians 15:4-5
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    that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,
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    and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
  5. Who else was the risen Christ seen by?
    1 Corinthians 15:6-7
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    Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.
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    Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
  6. Who was the last to see Jesus?
    1 Corinthians 15:8
    Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15:9-11

For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

1 Corinthians 15:9-11
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For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
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But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
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Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.
  1. How did Paul view himself?
    1 Corinthians 15:9
    For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
  2. Why did Paul labor more than all the other apostles?
    1 Corinthians 15:10-11
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    But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
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    Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15:12-19

And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.

  1. What were some saying about the resurrection of the dead?
    1 Corinthians 15:12
    Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
  2. If there is no resurrection, what else follows?
    1 Corinthians 15:13-16
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    But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.
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    And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.
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    We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised.
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    For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised.
  3. If Jesus is not risen, what happens to our faith, and what happens to those who have fallen asleep?
    1 Corinthians 15:17-18
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    And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.
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    Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
  4. If in this life only we have hope, what does that mean about us?
    1 Corinthians 15:19
    If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15:20-28

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

1 Corinthians 15:20-28
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But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
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For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
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For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
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But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.
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Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power.
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For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
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The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
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For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him.
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When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.
  1. What is Jesus the fistfights of?
    1 Corinthians 15:20
    But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
  2. How did death and the resurrection come?
    1 Corinthians 15:21
    For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
  3. What happens in Adam, and what happens in Christ?
    1 Corinthians 15:22-23
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    For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
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    But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.
  4. What will God do in the end?
    1 Corinthians 15:24
    Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power.
  5. What must happen first?
    1 Corinthians 15:25
    For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
  6. What is the last enemy to be destroyed?
    1 Corinthians 15:26
    The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
  7. What will be made subject to Jesus?
    1 Corinthians 15:26-27
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    The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
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    For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him.
  8. When all things are made subject to Christ, what will happen?
    1 Corinthians 15:28
    When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15:29-34

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

1 Corinthians 15:29-34
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Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?
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Why are we in danger every hour?
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I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day!
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What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”
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Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
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Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.
  1. What good will baptism do us if the dead are not raised?
    1 Corinthians 15:29-30
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    Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?
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    Why are we in danger every hour?
  2. What had Paul gone through for them?
    1 Corinthians 15:31-32
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    I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day!
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    What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”
  3. What are we not to be deceived about?
    1 Corinthians 15:33
    Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
  4. What are we to do?
    1 Corinthians 15:34
    Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15:35-38

But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.

1 Corinthians 15:35-38
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But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?”
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You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
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And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.
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But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.
  1. What will some say?
    1 Corinthians 15:35
    But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?”
  2. What analogies does Paul use here?
    1 Corinthians 15:36-37
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    You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
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    And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.
  3. What does God do?
    1 Corinthians 15:38
    But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15:39-41

For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.

1 Corinthians 15:39-41
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For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.
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There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another.
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There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.
  1. How does flesh differ?
    1 Corinthians 15:39
    For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.
  2. How do celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies differ?
    1 Corinthians 15:40-41
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    There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another.
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    There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15:42-45

It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

  1. How does Paul describe the resurrection?
    1 Corinthians 15:42-44
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    So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable.
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    It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.
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    It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
  2. What did the first Adam become?
    1 Corinthians 15:45
    Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
  3. What did the last Adam become?
    1 Corinthians 15:45
    Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15:46-49

But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.

1 Corinthians 15:46-49
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But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual.
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The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.
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As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.
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Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.
  1. Which came first, the spiritual man, or the natural man?
    1 Corinthians 15:46
    But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual.
  2. How were they different?
    1 Corinthians 15:47
    The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.
  3. How does Paul describe those who are made of dust, and those who are heavenly?
    1 Corinthians 15:48
    As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.
  4. What images have we borne?
    1 Corinthians 15:49
    Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15:50-58

Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

1 Corinthians 15:50-58
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I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
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Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
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in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
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For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.
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When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
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“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
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The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
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But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
  1. What cannot inherit the kingdom of God?
    1 Corinthians 15:50
    I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
  2. What is the mystery about falling asleep?
    1 Corinthians 15:51
    Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
  3. How, and when will we changed?
    1 Corinthians 15:52
    in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
  4. What must the corruptible and mortal put on?
    1 Corinthians 15:53
    For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.
  5. What is swallowed up?
    1 Corinthians 15:54-55
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    When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
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    “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
  6. What is the sting of death, and what is the strength of sin?
    1 Corinthians 15:56
    The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
  7. Who are we to give thanks to, and why?
    1 Corinthians 15:57
    But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
  8. Why must we be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord?
    1 Corinthians 15:58
    Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.