1 Corinthians 15:1–8

Resurrection Essential to the Gospel

15 Now * brothers, I want to clarify r for you the gospel I proclaimed to you; you received it and have taken your stand s on it. You are also saved by it, if you hold to the message I proclaimed to you—unless you believed for no purpose. t u For I passed on to you v as most important what I also received:

that Christ died w for our sins

according to the Scriptures, x

that He was buried, y

that He was raised on the third day z

according to the Scriptures, a

and that He appeared to * Cephas, b

then to the Twelve. c

Then He appeared to over 500 brothers at one time; d

most of them are still alive,

but some have fallen * asleep.

Then He appeared to James, e

then to all the apostles. f

Last of all, as to one abnormally born, g h

He also appeared to me. i

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