We continue the series on the Early Church and its struggles, conflicts, and joys. In this second to last chapter of his first letter to the Church in Corinth, the Apostle Paul circles back to the first chapter. He AGAIN underscores the importance of the cross and the resurrection. For we need BOTH the cross and the resurrection. Without the resurrection, Jesus’ death is really no different than that of John the Baptist. They were both considered prophets in their time. They had a following of disciples. They were both executed - one beheaded and the other crucified. The difference, says Paul, is the resurrection of Jesus. On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead. How do we know this asks Paul? There were hundreds upon hundreds of witnesses that saw first-hand the resurrected Jesus. AND Paul says, to the gathered people of God in the first century, those witnesses, they are still alive. Have questions about the resurrection? Want to know more about Jesus? Go and ask them!
A 7-week series on the Early Church and its struggles, conflicts, and joys. We learn about how the Holy Spirit was present among these first apostles (sent out ones) just as Jesus told them through the Book of Acts and the Apostle Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians.