1 Corinthians 15:12-28

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Oct 9th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

1 Corinthians 15:12-28 -The Power of Christ’s Resurrection


  • The importance of Christ’s resurrection
  • Apparently, some were doubting the resurrection of the dead
  • The IMPORTANCE and POWER of the resurrection
  • No resurrection… Not power in the Gospel

The resurrection of Christ is the grounds of our salvation – vv. 12-19

If Christ has not been raised:

  • The gospel is useless – v. 14
  • The apostles are false witnesses – v. 15
  • Our faith is futile, and we are still living in sin – vv.16-17
  • Those that have passed in Christ have perished – v. 18
  • Believers should be pitied, because our belief is in nothing. – v. 19

The resurrection of Christ is the pattern for our resurrection – vv. 20-23

  • BUT IN FACT… Christ has risen – v. 20a
  • First fruits of our resurrection – v. 20b-22
    • Festival of First Fruits – Ex. 23:16First phase of the harvest… the rest is comingIn Adam ALL dieIn Christ ALL believers will live
    • Romans 5:12-19
  • We are alive now, but not yet complete – v. 23
    • An order to things
    • His resurrection and His coming

The resurrection of Christ is the means of our ultimate triumph over evil – vv. 24-28

  • Then comes the END
  • When Christ returns all opposition is defeated – vv. 24-25
    • Conquering King… Triumphal procession
  • Death will be destroyed – v. 26
  • He has put all things under His feet – v. 27
    • Psalm 8:6


  • People will be raised
  • All opposition is abolished
  • The Kingdom will be delivered up to the Father

Ephesians 1:20-23

Colossians 2:13-15

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