Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

1 Cor. 15:1-8

Do not be misled. The gospel of Jesus is profound, not complicated.

Paul felt it very important that he reminds his brothers of the simplicity and first importance of the gospel. Christ died for our sins, was buried, and was raised on the third day. There is nothing in addition to this and nothing that surpasses the truth of this statement. Defining the gospel brings clarity of action and purpose. As you move into a new season and time of year, stay laser focused on the gospel. Commit to memorize, discuss, and orient your action around this well-documented event.

DO THIS TODAY: Start thinking about the gospel.

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