Died 2. Was Buried 3. Rose from Death
Now that we have a better understanding of why
Jesus died...let's look at His resurrection from
the tomb (the grave):
20But now Christ has been raised from the
dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
21For since by a man came death, by a man also
came the resurrection of the dead. 22For
as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall
be made alive. 23But each in his own
order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who
are Christ's at His coming, 1 Corinthians
According to I Corinthians 15:20-23, Jesus was
raised from the grave as the first fruits of those
who are asleep (dead). "First fruits" is an
agricultural term that refers to the first fruits
that would appear on a tree or plant at the
beginning of the growing season.
When it says that Christ was the "first fruits",
it means that He would be the first of many to be
raised from the dead in this manner.
When Jesus comes again, what will happen to those
who belong to Christ?