1 Corinthians 15:5-7
1Co 15:5 and that he was seen by Peter, then by the twelve.
1Co 15:6 Then he was once seen by over five hundred brothers, most of whom are still with us now, but some have fallen asleep.
1Co 15:7 Then he was seen by James, next by all the missionaries.
legacy of the eyewitnesses
After Paul had made his main point that the resurrection of Jesus fulfilled the scriptures, he now appeals to the personal testimonies of numerous eyewitnesses. The progression can be stated another way: the resurrection was first planned and orchestrated by God, then observed and authenticated by human witnesses. Some of those witnesses may even have been known by some of the Corinthians, which would have explained why they came to accept Paul’s testimony, and came to faith. Those eyewitnesses left a legacy of belief in the resurrected Christ.
LORD, may we leave a legacy that will lead future generations to faith in you.