1 Corinthians 15:12-23

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12-23
Title: Pity or Promise: Hope in the Resurrection


  • Faith is Not in Vain! vv. 12-15
  • Faith is Not Futile! vv. 16-19
  • Why? Because Christ has been Raised! vv. 20-23

Application questions

  1. What is the resurrection from the dead? How is Christ the firstfruits? (See Acts 26:23)
  2. If Christ has not been raised, our faith is in vain (verse 14). How does the truth of the resurrection validate the Christian faith?
  3. Why would believers in the resurrection be most pitied if the resurrection didn't happen, compared to those who do not believe?
  4. Think about areas of your life where you may be living as if the resurrection has no impact. How can you align your beliefs and actions more closely with the truth of Christ's victory over death?
  5. Have you experienced new life in Christ through faith in His death and resurrection? Reflect on your relationship with Him and commit to living in the reality of His victory each day.