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labor more abundantly

1 Corinthians 15

Outline

v1-4
The Gospel
v5-8
who saw Jesus after He rose again
v9,10
The grace of God
v11-23
Christ is risen, our preaching is not in vain, we aren't false witnesses, our faith isn't in vain, we're not still in our sins, those who've fallen asleep in Christ aren't lost, it's not only in this life that we have hope, we're not most miserable of all men, and this is all because of the resurrection.
v24-28
then comes the end
v29-32
protests that the dead rise
v33-36
don't be a fool: have the knowledge of God
v37-44
our glorious hope: spiritual incorruption and power
v45-53
a mystery: changed from earthly to heavenly
v54-57
thank God, who gives victory, even over death, through Jesus
v58
Don't move, stay strong, and always be filled full with serving the Lord. Our labor isn't in vain if it's in the Lord. We can know this because there's the resurrection.

Key

v10
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which [was bestowed] upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
This is like verse 58 and Romans 16:6: "Greet Mary, who bestowed much labor on us."

Application

This will be a lot of work, so I'll be laboring much. I'm doing a podcast. A podcast is a little bit like a radio program over the Internet. To hear me, click "Podcast" on the bottom left of findmercy.com. mp3 file
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