There are so-called Christian Pastors & Teachers today who do not believe that Jesus actually rose from the dead. This is nothing new or different! There were those in the first century who said the same. But Paul made it clear in these verses of 1 Corinthians 15:12-28 that, if Jesus did not rise from the dead, then we are hopelessly lost in our sins. Any teaching that denies the Resurrection is empty. And a church without a risen Christ is pathetic and pitiful. But Paul went on to say; “But now Christ has risen from the dead!” And we sing “Hallelujah”!