1 Corinthians 15:3 Index
"For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;"
1 Corinthians 15:2 ===== Bibliography ===== 1 Corinthians 15:4

" . . . I delivered . . . "

" . . . first of all . . . "

  • Either, first in order of presentation or first in importance. The apostle lists four "first" facts that he had given to the believers: (1) Christ died for our sins, (2) Christ was buried, (3) Christ was resurrected, and (4) Christ appeared (1 Corinthians 15:3; 1 Corinthians 15:4; 1 Corinthians 15:5). Some have suggested that these form the basis for the earliest known Christian creed. (6BC 800)

" . . . for our sins . . . "

" . . . scriptures."

  • It is apparent that Paul had given his converts a throughly scriptural basis for their faith, and can now appeal to many of the prophecies concerning the Messiah that are found in the Old Testament (Luke 24:26; Luke 24:27; Luke 24:44). Elsewhere his skillful applications of the passages dealing with the life, sufferings, and death of the promised Messiah had brought conviction to his hearers and silenced the opposition of his Jewish critics (Acts 9:19; Acts 9:20; Acts 9:21; Acts 9:22; ***** Acts 13:14-41; Acts 17:3; Acts 18:4; Acts 18:5; Acts 18:6; Acts 24:14; Acts 26:4-8; Acts 26:22; Acts 26:23; Acts 28:23). (6BC 800) *****