The resurrection of Christ matters and has major implications for the past, present and future of believers. And in this passage the apostle Paul challenges the thinking of the Corinthians who, though holding to the resurrection of Christ, have rejected the idea that they too, as believers, will one day experience a bodily resurrection. In the same way, this doctrine has important implications for our lives. It is not a trivial thing that can be dispensed with. To reject the resurrection is to turn your back from the Christian faith.