NIV 56 If you became believers because you trusted the proclamation that Christ is alive, risen from the dead, how can you let people say that there is no such thing as a resurrection? (CR) 57 But thanks be to God! Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,(CU) because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Don’t let yourselves be poisoned by this anti-resurrection loose talk. If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. With what kind of body will they come?”(BK) 36 How foolish! NIV 53 But let me tell you something wonderful, a mystery I’ll probably never fully understand. (AS) 25 For he must reign(AT) until he has put all his enemies under his feet. It was sin that made death so frightening and law-code guilt that gave sin its leverage, its destructive power. Published by permission. NIV 14 No more playing fast and loose with resurrection facts. MSG 19 1 Corinthians 15 The Resurrection of Christ. Published by permission. NIV 23 So whether you heard it from me or from those others, it's all the same: We spoke God's truth and you entrusted your lives. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort. It was God giving me the work to do, God giving me the energy to do it. For he “has put everything under his feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Don’t let yourselves be poisoned by this anti-resurrection loose talk. For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. of Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. What does this 'resurrection body' look like?" We do have a parallel experience in gardening. But we have to wait our turn: Christ is first, then those with him at his Coming, the grand consummation when, after crushing the opposition, he hands over his kingdom to God the Father. If you look at this question closely, you realize how absurd it is. But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. It was God giving me the work to do, God giving me the energy to do it. The First Man was made out of earth, and people since then are earthy; the Second Man was made out of heaven, and people now can be heavenly. 15 1-2 Friends, let me go over the Message with you one final time— this Message that I proclaimed and that you made your own; this Message on which you took your stand and by which your life has been saved. It was sin that made death so frightening and law-code guilt that gave sin its leverage, its destructive power. (CD), 50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood(CE) cannot inherit the kingdom of God,(CF) nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. MSG 56 And if Christ weren’t raised, then all you’re doing is wandering about in the dark, as lost as ever. (BU), If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. And don't hold back. As the psalmist said, "He laid them low, one and all; he walked all over them." But we have to wait our turn: Christ is first, then those with him at his Coming, the grand consummation when, after crushing the opposition, he hands over his kingdom to God the Father. All rights reserved. that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, But the truth is that Christ. If corpses can't be raised, then Christ wasn't, because he was indeed dead. The Message. 1 Corinthians 15 The Message (MSG) Resurrection. 12-15 Now, let me ask you something profound yet troubling. But we have to wait our turn: Christ is first, then those with him at his Coming, If you became believers because you trusted the proclamation that Christ is alive, risen from the dead, how can you let people say that there is no such thing as a resurrection? Think straight. NIV 8 NIV 2 If you became believers because you trusted the proclamation that Christ is alive, risen from the dead, how can you let people say that there is no such thing as a resurrection? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. Aren't you embarrassed that you've let this kind of thing go on as long as you have? It was God giving me the work to do, God giving me the energy to do it. Put in the ground weak, it comes up powerful. (AX) 28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him,(AY) so that God may be all in all.(AZ).