He expresses his hope that he will be able to visit Corinth soon, and in the meanwhile urges the Corinthians to accept his emissary Timothy with open arms.
The future resurrection of all the dead stems from Jesus’s own resurrection, and it is the future resurrection—the promise of eternal life—that makes Christian sacrifice meaningful: “If the dead are not raised, Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die” ().
Paul explains the nature of resurrection, noting that the physical body will not be resurrected. The immortality of the spiritual body signifies the true victory of faith over death, and Paul concludes, “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” ( Corinthians ends with Paul’s instruction to the Corinthians to take up a collection for the benefit of the poor in Jerusalem.
Paul was deeply concerned for the spiritual health of the Corinthian church, which had been deprived of his guidance for several years.
As a result, Paul corresponded at greater length with the Corinthian church than with any of the other communities that he established.
Paul stresses that each preacher of the Gospel is merely a servant of Jesus, and that all believers should be united in Jesus. Paul enumerates various immoral tendencies of the Corinthian Christians.
The faithful should put aside their differences and remember that “[a]ll things are yours. He cautions them to condemn sexual immorality within the church.These spiritual gifts are important because they help to strengthen the community.All gifts, and all believers, are indispensable to the church.Paul interrupts this discussion of spiritual gifts with Chapter ).Paul moves toward his conclusion with an exposition on the doctrinal question of the resurrection of the dead.Only the brief books of Jude and 2 John were not referenced, but they certainly had to have been written (Jude, being Jesus’ half-brother, was almost certainly dead by 100 AD and 2 John would have to be written because it came before 3 John, which is quoted by the church fathers.).