Observation Part

1. Paul's confidence in the reality of Jesus Christ's resurrection is based upon the following:

    a. (verse 4)

    b. (verse 5-7)

    c. (verse 8)

2. Paul was the only apostle who: (verse 9)

3. Why did Paul insist that he was an apostle? (verse 10,11)

4. If there is no such thing as resurrection, then the following consequences must follow.

    a. (verse 13)

    b. (verse 14)

    c. (verse 15)

    d. (verse 17)

5. What has Adam provided for man? (verse 22)

6. What does Jesus Christ provide for man? (verse 22)

7. What attitude could we expect from people who have no hope in a resurrection? (verse 32)

8. What are two questions that some in the Corinthian church have asked? (verse 35)



9. In verse 37, our present body is compared to

    and our resurrected body is compared to

10. Our resurrected body will have the following characteristics:

    a. (verse 42)

    b. (verse 43)


    c. (verse 44)

11. What is not part of the Kingdom of God? (verse 50)

12. What will sound at the resurrection? (verse 52)

13. How do believers obtain victory now and in the future? (verse 57)

Objective part

1. Paul is writing in this letter the same thing that he had preached to them before when he was with them

a) because it bears repeating, and what he had said had not changed.

b) because he was not sure all those in the congregation who received the letter were there when he was in Corinth.

c) because he was not sure that he had covered all the points and after some thought had decided to complete his witness.

2.    T    F    Verse 2 states that our salvation depends upon "if we keep certain things in memory."

3.    T    F    Verses 3 and 4 are a summary of the entire Gospel.

4. Paul does not try to prove the fact of Christ's resurrection or the general resurrection, but in I Corinthians 15 he does present witnesses to that truth. The witnesses are: (choose one or more)

a) the Roman soldiers who saw the empty tomb.

b) the Scripture which the Corinthians could read.

c) the Jewish leaders' attempt to discredit the resurrection.

d) the angels that visited Mary on Easter morning.

e) the people who were alive when Paul wrote to Corinth.

f) Paul's own encounter with the risen Savior.

5. Why did Paul call himself the least of the apostles?

6. Why did Paul insist that he was an apostle?

7.    T    F    The resurrection in view in this chapter is particularly the bodily resurrection of believers.

8.    T    F    Essentially, the logic of verses 12-19 is not devoted to prove that the resurrection is true but to describe the consequences if there were no such thing as a bodily resurrection.

9. The word "firstfruit" in verse 20 tells us that Jesus Christ was

a) elected to die and be raised again from the beginning of time.

b) the very first one who successfully went out preaching the gospel after his resurrection.

c) the first person to demonstrate the kind of character God requires of His people.

10. The first word "all" in verse 22 includes

    The second word "all" includes

11. The kingdom that is delivered up to God (verse 24) is

a) the kingdom of believers.

b) the kingdom of Satan and unbelievers.

c) the kingdom of Israel.

12. Jesus Christ reigns now and puts His enemies under His feet by means of

a) the establishment of Christian nations and Christian laws in society.

b) the eventual victory of National Israel.

c) the preaching of the Gospel.

13.    T    F    Verse 28 teaches that the Son will someday have less authority than God.

14. The words "they do which are baptized for the dead" mean

a) some Corinthians had gone through the rite of water baptism in the place of their dead friends in the hope that it would extend some spiritual benefit to those who had died.

b) some Corinthians were experiencing a great baptism of suffering which eventually led to their death.

c) people who were baptized spiritually or who submitted to the sacrament of water baptism after they were saved looked forward to the eventual resurrection of their own bodies, which would eventually die if the Lord did not return before.

15.    T    F    The questions of verse 35 are honest questions and reflect a person's interest in spiritual things.

16. According to verses 37-42,

a) the resurrection means returning to a physical life but in a different form.

b) even animals and inanimate objects can expect a resurrection.

c) there will be animals and heavenly objects in the new world after the resurrection.

d) the difference between the body before and after the resurrection is very great.

17. The believer's resurrected body will be

a) corrupt and spiritual

b) incorrupt and natural

c) corrupt and natural

d) incorrupt and spiritual

18. The first Adam gave us life;

    the second Adam gave us life.

19.    T    F    Today, in heaven, Jesus Christ has the same flesh and blood body which He had the first time He came to earth.

20. The victory mentioned in Chapter 15 refers to

a) the certainty that people to whom Christians witness will become saved.

b) the salvation of a Christian's soul and the resurrection promise for his body.

c) the ability of a Christian to win in any conflict that faces him.

d) the ability of Christians to overcome great persecution.

Short answer

Write an answer to ONE of the following questions or requests. The answer must not be longer than one paragraph.

A. Including what is mentioned in verses 3 and 4, together with ideas from other parts of the Bible, list and briefly describe the most important historical events of the Gospel.

B. Upon what evidence do Christians base their belief that Jesus Christ rose from the dead?

C. What could you say to someone who asked you to describe the future resurrected body?

D. Use the clue of the trumpet found in verse 52 to describe when the resurrection will take place in relation to future events such as the return of Christ, the rapture, the end of this world, and Judgment Day.


Write an answer to the following question or request. Limit your essay to two pages double spaced typed. Support your statements and conclusions with quotes from the Bible and the textbook.

How can the truth of the future resurrection have any practical value for a Christian today? Give at least one example from the Bible to illustrate your points.

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