When it comes to the Resurrection it can’t be a surprise to us that it evokes many questions. It baffles many minds. So, Paul imagines that someone will ask the “How” and the “Detail” questions. Some scholars say that this was an expected part of Good Speech for the Greeks and the Romans called the “Refutado” – by doing this Paul is removing all the objections even and sealing the case. Paul is now pressing the POINT because he wants to show just how much the resurrection matters. Derick Thomas said of this chapter that Paul never speaks about other aspects of salvation history or of Christ like he does here. Paul is doing this because our whole identity is wrapped up in Jesus Christ and his resurrection. You see, we become our truest most distinct self when we are fully conformed to Christ at the resurrection!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons Called What? (1 Corinthians 1:1-3) August 7, 2016 Lying About Christ (1 Corinthians 1:4-17) August 14, 2016 Wisdom that is Not wise (1 Corinthians 1:18-31) August 21, 2016 Mesmerized by Christ Crucified (1 Corinthians 2:1-5) August 29, 2016 Babies and Builder (1 Corinthians 3:1-15) September 11, 2016 All Things are Your’s! (1 Corinthians 3:16-23) September 18, 2016 The Kingdom Not in Talk (1 Corinthians 4:1-21) September 25, 2016 Purge the Evil (1 Corinthians 5:1-13) October 2, 2016 Otherworldly Etiquette (1 Corinthians 6:1-11) October 9, 2016 Conquest of Our Bodies (1 Corinthians 6:12-20) October 17, 2016 Super-Spiritual Misconceptions (1 Corinthians 7:1-16) October 23, 2016 Otherworldly… (read more)