October 22, 2016
Review of last week’s study.
a. What were the 3 things Paul said was the essence of the Gospel? 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.
b. Where did Paul get this Gospel message from?
c. What happened to Christ was ‘according to the scriptures’, prophesied 600 years and longer beforehand. What did this prove about who Christ was? What if it wasn’t in line with what the scriptures foretold?
d. When did God’s plan of salvation originate?
e. The risen Christ was seen by the Apostles and more than 500 followers at one time most of whom were still alive and others including James, Jesus’ half brother who only came to believe in Christ after His resurrection and later became a leader in the Jerusalem Church.
f. What was Paul’s reason for writing this section as mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:1?
The Resurrection of the Dead.
Read 1 Corinthians 15:12-34.
What is the point Paul makes in 1 Corinthians15:12?
Write down the points Paul mentions would apply if there was no resurrection:
Discuss the following….
The facts Paul emphasises that, ‘Christ died, was buried and was raised from the dead’ are inseparable.
If anyone of the above was missing what would that tell us?
What is the significance of Paul’s word ‘But? 1 Corinthians 15:20.
Why did Paul and the other Apostles place so much importance on preaching Jesus rose from the dead? See Acts 2:24, 32, 3:15, 4:10, 5:30, Stephen Acts 7:55-60.
What does ‘Jesus is the first of a great harvest’ tell us? 1 Corinthians 15:20, 23.
Discuss the principle Paul states in 1 Corinthians 15:33 and the following….
Keeping company with those who deny the resurrection can corrupt good Christian character. Don’t let your relationships with unbelievers lead you away from Christ or cause your faith to waver.*
According to 1 Corinthians 15 what are the reasons someone would believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead? Do you believe He did?
* Taken from “Life Application Study Bible”.