For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Paul now turns to the prime importance of the resurrection in the gospel he preached. He stresses that it had been revealed to him by God, though he had not witnessed the event like the other apostles. He also saw it foretold in the Scriptures, so was fully assured of its truth.

Daily Reading: 1 Corinthians 4