Of First Importance: The Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-11)

Tony FelichTony Felich, March 23, 2014
Part of the Exposition of I Corinthians series, preached at a Morning Worship service

Christ dying and being raised comprises the essence of the gospel message by which we are transformed and to which we hold fast.
I. The One and Only Message of the Gospel (1-4)
A. Jesus death for our sins
B. Jesus Burial
C. Jesus Resurrection
II. The Historicity of the Gospel (4-8)
A. Jesus appeared to Cephas (Peter)
B. Jesus appeared to the disciples
C. Jesus appeared to more than 500 witnesses
D. Jesus appeared to James
E. Jesus appeared to the Apostles
F. Jesus appeared to Paul
III. The Transforming Power of the Gospel (9-11)
A. Grace, grace, grace…


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1 Corinthians 15:1-11

15:1 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. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 11 Whether then it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed. (ESV)

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