“Testimonies of the Resurrection—James’ Story”
Rev. Dr. Mary Miller Sunday, April 29, 2018

1 Corinthians 15:1-7 New International Version (NIV)

The Resurrection of Christ

15 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas,[b] and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,

Footnotes:

a. 1 Corinthians 15:3 Or you at the first
b. 1 Corinthians 15:5 That is, Peter

Notes:

A. A son of Mary and Joseph (Matthew 13:55)
B. An unbeliever of Jesus’ ministry (John 7:2-5)
C. One of the earliest witnesses of the Risen Christ (1 Cor. 15:1-7)
D. A witness of Jesus’ ascension to heaven (Acts 1:9)
E. A leader in the Jerusalem prayer group (Acts 1:14)
F. A friend and supporter of Peter (Acts 12:17)
G. The chairman of the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15:13-19)
H. A contemporary of Paul (Galatians 1:19)
I. An elder or “pillar” of the Church in Jerusalem (Galatians 2:9)
J. The author of the book of James (James 1:1) K. A “servant of the Lord” (James 1:2)

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