Jesse M. Hendley
First Corinthians 15:1-10
Now, friends if you have your Bibles, turn with me to the fifteenth chapter of I Corinthians and verses 1 through 10. We have two different passages of scripture I want to call to your attention. First of all today our main thoughts will be from I Corinthians 15:1-10. I hope it will be a rich blessing to our hearts as we study together this tremendous chapter that deals with the resurrection; resurrection from the dead.
One of the saddest men I have ever seen in my life was a man in one of our great northland cities, whose little girl of twelve years of age had died, and this man would not give her up. He just had her in his thoughts constantly; talked about her constantly, as though she was still alive. He sat at home as though he were waiting for her to return. He is one of the saddest men I have ever known. Now the answer to the resurrection is the answer to all this problem. The great truth of the resurrection. Here in this particular passage, we have the truth about the resurrection from the dead. Now there are three things I want to call your attention to in I Corinthians 15:1-10.
First of all, we have Paul in verse 2 and 3, there are four I's. Paul says, I declare; I preached unto you; I delivered unto you; I also received. He is talking about the gospel. A man with a gospel, the apostle Paul. Then we have the Christ of the gospel of the resurrection. The man who brought us the gospel of the resurrection, the apostle Paul; and the Christ of the resurrection, the Lord Jesus. Then we have the God of the resurrection, in verse 9; the church of God and the church of the resurrection. Then we have verse 10; God's grace that permits us to have a share in the resurrection. Here's what we have in that chapter then.
Now, we read in verse 1; the apostle Paul who has brought to us the good news of the resurrection, "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preache ...
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