“But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?” Paul seems convinced in this chapter that something is seriously missing from the Christian faith without the resurrection. What difference does it make whether Jesus rose from the dead? Why does it matter to the church and to Christian leadership? Almighty God, let lingering doubts and unbelief be set to rest as we put our whole faith in the risen Christ. Amen.