Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise. For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.
Can we know that Jesus has risen from the dead?
An Empty Tomb vv. 1-10
What did John believe?
For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
What is going to convince you that Jesus’ tomb is empty?
What does it mean to be convinced that the tomb is empty?
A Woman's Testimony vv. 11-18
Then Jesus calls her name.
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood,
A Skeptics Faith vv. 19-29
We are blessed by blindness.
OBSERVANCE OF COMMUNION
Conclusion vv. 30-31
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.