Let’s turn once again in our Bibles to the fifteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians.  It is a wonderful chapter that deals with the doctrine of the resurrection, which is a doctrine that is fundamental to Christianity.  It was a truth that was being attacked by some in Corinth who denied the resurrection of the body because it was unpopular with the leading Greek philosophy of the day.  It led to confusion in the church over the subject, and so the apostle Paul makes his case for the resurrection in this chapter, which is the fullest and most important treatment on the subject found anywhere in the New Testament.  Belief in the resurrection is necessary for salvation.  Romans 10:9 says that if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  It is this truth of resurrection that gives us confidence in a world of death, chaos, and sheer hopelessness.