In this post-Easter week, we look at Paul’s discussion of the resurrection, in 1 Corinthians 15.
Yesterday, Paul reminded his audience of the tradition about Jesus’ death and resurrection which he heard from eyewitnesses and passed on to them. He wanted to affirm again its reliability, and its status as the basis of the Christian faith:1 Corinthians 15:1-2 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. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
But Paul did this in service of a bigger point, relating to our resurrection, in the future. Because some in Corinth were doubting this: