Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand ... For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:1, 3–4).
In accordance with the Scriptures, Paul writes, with the note that the resurrection has a biblical foundation. What he communicates to the Corinthian congregation is founded in the Hebrew Scriptures and finds its fulfillment in Jesus of Nazareth.
Christ died for our sins Isaiah 53:12c
He bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors.
He was buried Isaiah 53:9a
They made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death.
He was raised on the third day Isaiah 53:10b
When his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days.
Paul received as of first importance this Gospel: for sinners, there is a Savior. Christ died, and was buried, and rose again on the third day, for everyone burdened by the weight of sin and death. He reminds the Corinthian people of this Easter truth and proclaims it from the richness of all Scripture. Christ is Risen. He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Dear heavenly Father, keep us grounded in Your Word, for Your Word is truth, and Your truth reveals Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior for All. During this time of celebration about the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, lift up our hearts by Your powerful Spirit to speak of our risen and living Lord. He died to bring us forgiveness of sins, life and salvation. May our confidence and joy be found in Your Holy Word as it rings out with the resurrection victory in Jesus. Amen.