The Firstfruits of Those Who Have Fallen Asleep

In 1 Corinthians chapter 15, the apostle Paul says,

20But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep

How does the expression firstfruits help us understand the resurrection? 

Please take a look at our brief study on this topic:

1 Corinthians 15v20-24 (Zetland 03-04-13)

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