1Cor. 15:1-4, Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

In many churches the historical reality of Jesus’ resurrection is some children’s story thrown in to the Sunday School mix at Easter time. Paul points out again to a carnal, struggling church that the resurrection is the heart of the gospel.
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