1 Corinthians 15 Study Guide

Reflection Questions

Begin by reading 1 Corinthians 15.

  1. At the beginning of this chapter, the apostle Paul reminds the Corinthians of the gospel message “I preached to you,” the message “I passed on to you as of first importance.” Why is it important to constantly remind ourselves of the gospel?
  2. What is the central point of the gospel?
  3. How does the resurrection of Jesus prove that we will also experience resurrection on the last day? Why was it so important for the Corinthians (and us) to have a clear understanding about Christ’s resurrection?
  4. What impact should the resurrection have on our life?
  5. How does bad company corrupt good character?
  6. How does the resurrection of Jesus give us hope for the future?

Memory Verse

Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’ The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”—1 Corinthians 15:55-57 (NIV)

Prayer Guide

 Father, today I simply want to say THANK YOU for the salvation in which I now stand. Thank You for the work of Jesus and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, who brought me from death to life and gave me rebirth and renewal. Thank You for Your love, mercy, and kindness that led me to repentance. May this truth spur me to be fully devoted to Your work in me, through me, and in the world. Amen.

This Week

According to Barna Research, more than 30 percent of professing Christians do not believe that Jesus “came back to physical life after He was crucified.” Friends, to be blunt, if you don’t believe in the resurrection, you are not a Christian, you are not saved, and you are still in your sin. If you have doubts about the resurrection of Jesus, please reach out to us at CalvaryFTL.org/Questions.

If you do believe that Jesus was raised from the dead and have trusted in Him for salvation, please pray this week for all those who profess Christianity but don’t believe in the resurrection, that the Holy Spirit would work in their mind and heart to reveal this truth to them.

About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra is a licensed minister who has served on staff at Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.