1 Corinthians 15:17; 1 Corinthians 15:19–20; 1 Corinthians 15:58

17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and cyou are still in your sins.

19 If in Christ we have hope1 in this life only, ewe are of all people most to be pitied.

20 But in fact fChrist has been raised from the dead, gthe firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

58 bTherefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in cthe work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord dyour labor is not in vain.