Week of April 24-30: I Corinthians 15
MON, 4/24: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-11
Paul moved from the topic of spiritual gifts to arguing for a specific truth – what truth was this? What evidence does he offer for this truth within today’s reading?
What do you think is the significance of Paul seeing Jesus when he did? How does this separate him from others and prove his argument?
TUE, 4/25: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:12-28
If Jesus had not been raised from the dead physically, what does that make Paul and all believers in general? What does trying to reconcile Jesus without a resurrection say about one’s belief in God?
What is the final enemy we will face based on these verses? Who brought this enemy to pass? How has this enemy already been defeated? How will he finally be defeated?
THU, 4/27: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:29-34
Some Corinthians believed in the practice of getting baptized on behalf of people who had already died. Was Paul in support of this practice? What do you think Paul wanted them to focus on instead?
Remember, evil “communications” in KJV means “companions.” Why is this pertinent then based on this reading? What was Paul’s recommendation to do instead of allowing others to influence them?
FRI, 4/28: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:35-58
Consider verses 35-38. Paul asserts some will wonder how the resurrection of the dead will happen when Christ comes back. What do you think are Paul’s thoughts toward this kind of question? What is his ultimate argument for questions like this?
Paul begins speaking on earthy and heavenly bodies. What does this have to do with the resurrection of the dead? What then is the key word that describes all of this that is mentioned twice towards the end of the chapter?