Paul Answers Resurrection Questions
Paul is answering questions about the resurrection.
1) What is the gospel?
-literal: good news
-Belief of death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus
2) How credible is the story of the resurrection?
-Many people who don't believe on God will think you're crazy
-How does Paul argue his case? V.5: He appeared to Peter and over 500 people. Aka they could go and find people who saw the resurrection with their own eyes. Appeals to reason, not emotion. Then Paul makes the claim: v.10- Jesus's grace worked on me.
-We should not waste the blood of Jesus!
-What about person who rejects Jesus? Blood had no effect and it is wasted. That's a burden I do not want on my shoulders!
-Were essentially wearing out, but one day we will get a new body (maybe like that of Jesus's newly resurrected body) Spiritual body inherits heaven not a dead and rotting one.
-Death brings separation and hurts people, but it us swallowed up through the victory of Jesus Christ.
-Pauls conclusion: v.58- Stand firm in all of this because you are not working in vain
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