After addressing many issues in the church in Corinth, Paul turns to one last problem, that some Christians in the church did not believe in the resurrection of the dead. Paul spends an entire chapter explaining the centrality of the resurrection to the Christian faith, including what raised from the dead means and why it matters so much. While the resurrection of the dead is one of the elementary teachings of the Christian faith (Hebrews 6:1-2), this foundational teaching is misunderstood by many Christians. Paul's stirring and strong defense of the bodily resurrection of Christ and his followers provides us today with the confidence and courage to live as Christ lived, and to be steadfast and immovable in our work for the Lord. This lesson covers an overview of the chapter with its key themes, with the next lesson providing a deeper look at parts of the chapter.
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