Christ the firstfruits.
Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.–If the firstfruit [be] holy, the lump [is] also [holy]: and if the root [be] holy, so [are] the branches.–Now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept.–If we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also [in the likeness] of [his] resurrection.–The Lord Jesus Christ . . . shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
The firstborn from the dead.–If the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
1Co 15:23 Joh 12:24 Ro 11:16 1Co 15:20 Ro 6:5 Php 3:20,21 Col 1:18 Ro 8:11 Joh 11:25