The Gospel I Preached

Had the Gospel been like that old-fashioned game of “telephone” in which each person whispers to the next a quick message with the final telling being nothing like the original message, Christianity would be nothing.  It would be worse than nothing—it would be a lie.  But the good news of the Resurrection is that what’s been handed down is true and it is meant to be passed forward as Gospel.

1 Corinthians 15:1 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

Isn’t it interesting how the matter of first importance according to the Apostle Paul was the whole Gospel?  Not just Christ’s death for our sins (according to the Scriptures), but His burial, and His Resurrection—every bit true and in fulfillment of Scripture.  And this was so important that it needed to be passed on…exactly as it was received, in Paul’s day as well as now.  Only then can we be truly confident. 

What does it mean to be Resurrected?  In truth, it’s everything to the Gospel message being good news.

This series on 1 Corinthians 15 entitled What It Means to Be Resurrected can be read fully from the archives beginning April 2017. 

Categories Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals | Tags: | Posted on April 26, 2017

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