I Corinthians 15, continued:

  • I Corinthians 15:29-32 – If the dead are not raised, continued
    • I Corinthians 15:29
      • “For the dead” might mean “for the purpose of refilling the ranks of our fallen brethren.”
      • Paul might be illustrating his point by referring to an erroneous practice.
      • Whatever explanation is correct, Paul’s point in this section of scripture is easy to understand: the coming resurrection is a fact. We also know what it doesn’t mean – that we can be baptized for the benefit of people who are dead.
  • I Corinthians 15:35-58 – Details of the resurrection
    • I Corinthians 15:42-44
      • See I John 3:2. We don’t know what our spiritual bodies will be like, but in some way we will be like God.
Sown Raised
Perishable Imperishable
Dishonor Glory
Weakness Power
Natural Spiritual
  • I Corinthians 15:45-49
The first Adam The last Adam
Became a living person Spiritual
Natural From heaven
From the earth We will also bear the image of the heavenly
  • I Corinthians 15:50 – We put a lot of effort into maintaining our physical bodies, but they can’t take us where we really want to go – heaven! We need a spiritual body for that.