Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection
of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15:12-22 ESV)
is where we would be if Christ had not been raised?
But Christ has been raised, therefore, here is where we are:
- Our preaching is productive and powerful v. 14
- Our faith is purposeful and profitable v.14, 17
- Our lives are with God v. 15
- Our sins are forgiven v. 17
- Our dead are not lost v. 18
- Our lives are admirable and safe v. 19
- We will be raised v. 21
- We will be made alive v.22
Rejoice!! He is Risen!!