The Program of the Resurrection – I Corinthians 15:20

 

  1. On a scale of 1 to 10 how well did we prove that there is a resurrection of the dead?
  2. Out of these scriptures: John 5:28-29; 11:24-25; Rom. 6:5; I Thess. 4:13-18 and Rev. 20:5-6:
    1. Which scripture teaches that baptism refers to resurrection? (Romans 6:5).
    2. Which scripture teaches that there are two distinct resurrections? (Revelation 20:5-6).
    3. Which scripture teaches that the resurrected saints will go to be with the Lord? (I Thess. 4:13-18).
    4. Which scripture teaches that Christ will raise the dead? (John 5:28-29).
    5. Which scripture teaches that Christ IS the resurrection? (John 11:24-25).
  3. According to Romans what is the great proof that Jesus Christ is the Son of God with power? (Rom.1:4).
  4. According to verses like these, how important is the doctrine of the resurrection?
  5. Other than Biblical declarations what is the greatest evidence that we will be raised from the dead? (Jesus’ resurrection).
  6. What group of Jews did not believe in resurrections? (Sadducees).
  7. Were there any others who doubted the reality of resurrections? Who? (Certain heathen groups).
  8. Were there any professing Christians who had doubts about future resurrections?
    1. Did they have those doubts because the New Testament didn’t teach a resurrection?
    2. What are some possible explanations for their unbelief? (Ignorance, mis-interpretation, false teachers).
  9. What is the great resurrection chapter in the New Testament? (I Cor. 15 – read in its entirety).
    1. With what subject does the chapter begin? (The Gospel).
    2. What does Paul suggest is the key ingredient and proof of the gospel? (Jesus’s resurrection).
    3. What proof is there of Jesus’ resurrection? (Witnesses).
    4. What would be our eternal situation if Christ had not arisen from the grave? (vv. 14-15, 17).
    5. What good would Christianity be if there was no resurrection?
    6. What does that do to the so-called “social gospel?” (v.19).
    7. How can people deny the doctrine of the resurrection since Christ was resurrected from the grave? (v.12).
    8. According to this chapter what is the Lord Jesus’ relationship to resurrection? (First-fruits).
    9. What does that Old Testament doctrine teach us? (Other fruit – other resurrections).
    10. What is the cause of death? (v.22).
    11. The word “order” in verse 23 suggests what? (Military word indicating companies or troops).
    12. How many “orders” of resurrections will there be? (Basically three: Christ, the just, the unjust).
    13. Is there to be a chronological element to these resurrections?
    14. To what does verse 24 refer? (The close of the Millennium, vv.25-26).
    15. With what kind body shall we be raised? (Celestial, spiritual, glorious and incorruptible, v.40, 42, 43, 46).
    16. Will the resurrected body of the saint be better, worse or equivalent to his earthly body? (v.37).
    17. If Adam is the called “the first man” who is the “second man?” (v.47).
    18. Will all the saints die before the resurrection? (v.51).
    19. What is the fulfillment of Isaiah 25:8? (Resurrection, v.54).
    20. What is the victory referred to in verse 57? (Resurrection).
    21. Why will our labour not be in vain in the Lord? (Resurrection, v.58).
    22. How does John 11:25 relate to this chapter? (v.57).
    23. Judging from this chapter when did it appear that Paul was expecting the resurrection of the saints? (v.52).