1 Corinthians 15:1 – 28, 35 – 58
1 Corinthians 15:20–23 (NKJV)
20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.
I The underlying assumption in 1 Cor. 15 – the inseparable union between Christ and his church
II How can this be?
III The impact of the hope of the resurrection on our present life