The last verse of this paragraph is a sublime cap to this glorious chapter on the resurrection, followed only by the practical results of our resurrection in v. 58. God’s Word calls you this morning to return thanks to God for your salvation. Here are the reasons:
Paul says in v. 20: But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead. The assertion stands out like a great, single, solitary mountain on a landscape. After all the hypotheticals that littered the previous paragraph, this assertion is true and real. This morning, as we consider vv. 20-22, the point of this sermon is to see that the fact that Christ has been raised means that we will be raised. How does the resurrection of Christ demand our resurrection?