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    • Paul’s Message 1 Cor 15:1-2
    • IF YOU LEFT A MESSAGE FOR POSTERITY, WHAT WOULD YOU WRITE?
    •  The Corinthians had taken Paul's message, put it in a time capsule, & forgotten about it!
    •  The Corinthians had taken Paul's message, put it in a time capsule, & forgotten about it!  They had done so by denying the resurrection!
    •  The Corinthians had taken Paul's message, put it in a time capsule, & forgotten about it!  They had done so by denying the resurrection!  According to the laws of NATURE, no one can come back to life.
    •  The Corinthians had taken Paul's message, put it in a time capsule, & forgotten about it!  They had done so by denying the resurrection.  According to the laws of NATURE, no one can come back to life.  In Corinth, some said that even God couldn't raise the dead.
    •  The Corinthians had taken Paul's message, put it in a time capsule, & forgotten about it!  They had done so by denying the resurrection!  According to the laws of NATURE, no one can come back to life.  In Corinth, some said that even God couldn't raise the dead.  “How can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?” (v 12, ESV).
    •  The Corinthians had taken Paul's message, put it in a time capsule, & forgotten about it!  They had done so by denying the resurrection!  According to the laws of nature, no one can come back to life.  In Corinth, some said that even God couldn't raise the dead.  “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised” (15:14- 15, ESV).
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you” (v 1, ESV).
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you” (v 1, ESV).  KJV: “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you.”
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you” (v 1, ESV).  KJV: “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you.”  Gr: “I make known.”
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you” (v 1, ESV).  KJV: “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you.”  Gr: “I make known.”  But, in context, Paul has already declared the gospel to them & now he has to do it all over again!
    • “As soon as you start living it!”
    •  A STATED MESSAGE.  A SECURED MESSAGE.  A STANDING MESSAGE.  A SAVING MESSAGE.
    • A STATED MESSAGE
    •  Paul writes, “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you” (v 1, ESV).
    •  Paul writes, “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you” (v 1, ESV).  Paul had preached among the Corinthians.
    •  Paul writes, “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you” (v 1, ESV).  Paul had preached among the Corinthians (Acts 18).
    •  Paul writes, “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you” (v 1, ESV).  Paul had preached among the Corinthians (Acts 18).  “He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks” (v 4, ESV).
    •  Paul writes, “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you” (v 1, ESV).  Paul had preached among the Corinthians (Acts 18).  “He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks” (v 4, ESV).  “He stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them” (v 11, ESV).
    •  The gospel of Jesus Christ is a STATED message—it must be preached.
    •  The gospel of Jesus Christ is a STATED message—it must be preached.  There is absolutely no salvation without preaching.
    •  The gospel of Jesus Christ is a STATED message—it must be preached.  There is absolutely no salvation without preaching.  “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?” (Rm 10:14, ESV).
    •  The gospel of Jesus Christ is a STATED message—it must be preached.  There is absolutely no salvation without preaching.  “How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?” (Rm 10:14, ESV).  “It pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe” (1 Cor 1:21, ESV).
    • We have a story far greater than Don Hewitt ever told!!!!!
    •  We have a serious obligation to STATE the MESSAGE.
    •  We have a serious obligation to STATE the MESSAGE.  Jesus says, “Repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations” (Lk 24:47, ESV).
    •  We have a serious obligation to STATE the MESSAGE.  Jesus says, “Repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations” (Lk 24:47, ESV).  “What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tm 2:2, ESV).
    •  We have a serious obligation to STATE the MESSAGE.  Jesus says, “Repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations” (Lk 24:47, ESV).  “What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tm 2:2, ESV).  “Preaching” doesn't mean you have to stand in a pulpit.
    •  We have a serious obligation to STATE the MESSAGE.  Jesus says, “Repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations” (Lk 24:47, ESV).  “What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Tm 2:2, ESV).  “Preaching” doesn't mean you have to stand in a pulpit. The Gr term Paul uses simply means to share good news.
    • Will we be those who STATE THE MESSAGE?
    • A SECURED MESSAGE
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received” (v 1, ESV).
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received” (v 1, ESV).  “Receiving” the gospel means to learn the gospel.
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received” (v 1, ESV).  “Receiving” the gospel means to learn the gospel.  “I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received” (v 3, ESV).
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received” (v 1, ESV).  “Receiving” the gospel means to learn the gospel.  “I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received” (v 3, ESV).  “As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed” (Gal 1:9, ESV).
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received” (v 1, ESV).  “Receiving” the gospel means to learn the gospel.  “I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received” (v 3, ESV).  “As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed” (Gal 1:9, ESV).  Therefore, the gospel does not just need to be stated, but it also needs to be learned.
    •  Receiving the gospel implies receptivity to its message.
    •  Receiving the gospel implies receptivity to its message.  “Many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them” (Mk 2:2, ESV).
    •  Receiving the gospel implies receptivity to its message.  “Many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them” (Mk 2:2, ESV).  Here's a group who really wants to learn about Jesus.
    • How receptive are we to the message?
    •  Receiving the gospel implies receptivity to its message.  “Many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them” (Mk 2:2, ESV).  Here's a group who really wants to learn about Jesus.  Receiving the gospel also implies a willingness to learn.
    •  Receiving the gospel implies receptivity to its message.  “Many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them” (Mk 2:2, ESV).  Here's a group who really wants to learn about Jesus.  Receiving the gospel also implies a willingness to learn.  Sergius Paulus was “a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God” (Acts 13:7, ESV).
    •  Receiving the gospel implies receptivity to its message.  “Many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them” (Mk 2:2, ESV).  Here's a group who really wants to learn about Jesus.  Receiving the gospel also implies a willingness to learn.  Sergius Paulus was “a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God” (Acts 13:7, ESV).  Sergius Paulus was so willing to hear the word of God that he called for Barnabas & Saul.
    • How willing are we to know the word of God?
    • A STANDING MESSAGE
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand” (v 1, ESV).
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand” (v 1, ESV).  The Gr is in the perfect tense.
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand” (v 1, ESV).  The Gr is in the perfect tense, referring to an event in the past that has results in the present.
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand” (v 1, ESV).  The Gr is in the perfect tense, referring to an event in the past that has results in the present.  The Corinthians stood in the gospel in the past & they are still standing in it.
    •  “Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand” (v 1, ESV).  The Gr is in the perfect tense, referring to an event in the past that has results in the present.  The Corinthians stood in the gospel in the past & they are still standing in it. When they became Christians, the Corinthians stood in the gospel.
    •  The idea is likely that the Corinthians were standing firm in the gospel.
    •  The idea is likely that the Corinthians were standing firm in the gospel.  The verb “stand” implies that one is not moving.
    •  The idea is likely that the Corinthians were standing firm in the gospel.  The verb “stand” implies that one is not moving.  “Take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm” (Eph 6:13, ESV).
    •  The idea is likely that the Corinthians were standing firm in the gospel.  The verb “stand” implies that one is not moving.  “Take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm” (Eph 6:13, ESV). Roman soldiers had spikes in their shoes to help them stand still.
    •  The idea is likely that the Corinthians were standing firm in the gospel.  The verb “stand” implies that one is not moving.  “Take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm” (Eph 6:13, ESV). Roman soldiers had spikes in their shoes to help them stand still. If we take up the whole armor of God, Satan will not be able to move us.
    •  The idea is likely that the Corinthians were standing firm in the gospel.  The verb “stand” implies that one is not moving.  Eph 6:13.  “„Behold, I have come to do your will.‟ He does away with the first in order to establish the second” (Heb 10:9, ESV).
    •  The idea is likely that the Corinthians were standing firm in the gospel.  The verb “stand” implies that one is not moving.  Eph 6:13.  “„Behold, I have come to do your will.‟ He does away with the first in order to establish the second” (Heb 10:9, ESV). “Establish” is really “make to stand.”
    •  The idea is likely that the Corinthians were standing firm in the gospel.  The verb “stand” implies that one is not moving.  Eph 6:13.  “„Behold, I have come to do your will.‟ He does away with the first in order to establish the second” (Heb 10:9, ESV). “Establish” is really “make to stand.” The idea is that God made the second covenant immovable, permanent.
    • Are we willing to be moved from the gospel?
    • A SAVING GOSPEL
    •  “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” (vv 1-2, ESV).
    •  “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” (vv 1-2, ESV).  The gospel of Jesus Christ is a saving message—a message that saves those who respond to it.
    •  The term is in the passive tense.
    •  The term is in the passive tense.  The gospel is doing the saving.
    •  The term is in the passive tense.  The gospel is doing the saving.  In Bible class, we have talked about the two aspects of salvation.
    •  Aspect one: We save ourselves.
    •  Aspect one: We save ourselves.  “With many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, „Save yourselves from this crooked generation‟” (Acts 2:40, ESV).
    •  Aspect one: We save ourselves.  “With many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, „Save yourselves from this crooked generation‟” (Acts 2:40, ESV).  God isn't just going to pick us up & save us—we must respond to the gospel for ourselves.
    •  Aspect two: We cannot save ourselves.
    •  Aspect two: We cannot save ourselves.  “When the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy” (Tit 3:4-5, ESV).
    •  Aspect two: We cannot save ourselves.  “When the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy” (Tit 3:4-5, ESV).  Thank God that we don't have to save ourselves!
    •  The verb is in the present tense: “You are being saved.”
    •  The verb is in the present tense: “You are being saved.”  We often think of salvation as a onetime act.
    •  The verb is in the present tense: “You are being saved.”  We often think of salvation as a onetime act.  We cannot think of salvation as a onetime act!
    •  The verb is in the present tense: “You are being saved.”  We often think of salvation as a onetime act.  We cannot think of salvation as a onetime act!  “If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 Jn 1:7, ESV).
    •  The verb is in the present tense: “You are being saved.”  We often think of salvation as a onetime act.  We cannot think of salvation as a onetime act!  “If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 Jn 1:7, ESV).  The blood of Jesus is always available to those who have reached it through baptism.
    •  Notice the conditional nature of this sentence.
    •  Notice the conditional nature of this sentence.  The Corinthians will be saved IF they continue in the gospel.
    •  Notice the conditional nature of this sentence.  The Corinthians will be saved IF they continue in the gospel.  The clear implication is that if they let go of the gospel, they won't be saved.
    •  Notice the conditional nature of this sentence.  The Corinthians will be saved IF they continue in the gospel.  The clear implication is that if they let go of the gospel, they won't be saved.  Many of the Corinthians seem to have left the gospel by denying the resurrection.
    •  Notice the conditional nature of this sentence.  The Corinthians will be saved IF they continue in the gospel.  The clear implication is that if they let go of the gospel, they won't be saved.  Many of the Corinthians seem to have left the gospel by denying the resurrection.  But, there is more to holding fast to the gospel than knowing that Jesus was raised.
    •  Notice the conditional nature of this sentence.  The Corinthians will be saved IF they continue in the gospel.  The clear implication is that if they let go of the gospel, they won't be saved.  Many of the Corinthians seem to have left the gospel by denying the resurrection.  But, there is more to holding fast to the gospel than knowing that Jesus was raised.  “Let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ” (Phil 1:27).
    • Are you living in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ?