Third Day of the Fast of Assumption
I Corinthians 15:20-33
I Corinthians 15:20-33
 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.
 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power.
 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
 “For God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “All things are put in subjection under him,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things under him.
 When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things under him, that God may be everything to every one.
 Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?
 Why am I in peril every hour?
 I protest, brethren, by my pride in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day!
 What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”
 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
 The Pharisees went out, and immediately held counsel with the Hero’di-ans against him, how to destroy him.
 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed; also from Judea
 and Jerusalem and Idume’a and from beyond the Jordan and from about Tyre and Sidon a great multitude, hearing all that he did, came to him.
 And he told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, lest they should crush him;
 for he had healed many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him.
 And whenever the unclean spirits beheld him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.”
 And he strictly ordered them not to make him known.
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