A tour of 1 Corinthians 15 with Ken Boa.
The fourth question Paul discusses concerns misunderstandings about the resurrection. Paul’s historical and theological defense of the resurrection includes teaching on the nature of the resurrection body. The Corinthians evidently have been struggling over this issue because the idea of a resurrected body is disdainful in Greek thought. Paul recounts the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus and argues that if there is no resurrection of the dead, Christ has not been raised and we are still in our sins. But because He has been raised, He has abolished death, the last enemy, and has assured us that our perishable and natural bodies will be raised as imperishable and spiritual bodies. Because this mortal will put on immortality, we live in the hope that our toil is not in vain in the Lord.
READING of 1 CORINTHIANS 15
Lord, I rejoice in the hope of the resurrected, glorious, imperishable, spiritual, heavenly immortality that You promise to all who have entrusted themselves to Your resurrected Son.
Meditation passage for today: verses 3-4, 20-22, 42-44, 51-54, 58