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Reminded of the Gospel

September 5, 2021 | 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 | gospel

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It is good to be reminded of the gospel every day, 365 days, of every year of our lives. Why? Because the gospel isn’t merely the starting point of our faith; the gospel is the daily sustenance of our faith. As Christians, we need to remind ourselves of it everyday! What does the word “gospel” mean? It means “good news.” It’s the good news that God so loved us that He gave His Son Jesus to die for our sins that we might believe on Him and receive eternal life.

In the apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, he saw it as of first importance to remind them of the Gospel. We can understand the importance of being reminded of the Gospel.

“Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58 HCSB).

August 24, 2021

ARE YOU STEADFASTLY EXCELLING IN THE LORD’S WORK? Be strong, immovable, always work with enthusiasm for the Lord. Why? Because of the resurrection and because whatever you plant in faith will grow and produce a harvest. The promise of eternal life should make us fearless in our focus. It should make us immovable (persistently firm

“It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends” (1 Corinthians 13:7-8 HCSB).

August 20, 2021

LOVE NEVER GIVES UP Paul’s love chapter (1 Cor. 13) is one of the most wonderful descriptions of “agape” love found in any literature in human history. Yet, love’s lofty attributes are beyond mortal humanity absent the Spirit which inspired Paul’s writing. For “agape” love is God’s kind of love. It is unconditional, enduring and

“But now God has placed each one of the parts in one body just as He wanted” (1 Corinthians 12:18 HCSB).

August 19, 2021

IS EVERY SPIRITUAL GIFT PRESENT IN THE LOCAL CHURCH? It is the Lord that gives out spiritual gifts to those who have believed and received Jesus. He gives them to each according to His will, so that the local church has every spiritual gift it needs to function and fulfill His commission. Yet, many churches

“For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you…” (1 Corinthians 11:23 HCSB).

August 18, 2021

PASSING ON THE BATON OF FAITH The apostle Paul’s teaching concerning the Lord’s Supper was faithfully passed on from the Lord to the church at Corinth. Paul reminded them that his authority as an apostle came from the Lord, as did his message. Having established his credibility, he corrected the unworthy practices of the Corinthians

“Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for all of us share that one bread.” (1 Corinthians 10:17 NLT).

August 16, 2021

ONE BREAD, ONE BODY The apostle Paul instructed the Corinthians concerning the significance of sharing the Lord’s Supper together. He told them that those who remember the sacrifice of Christ’s body and blood in the Lord’s Supper are also giving recognition to their oneness as members of Christ’s body. Just as we eat from one

“I have become all things to all people, so that I may by every possible means save some. Now I do all this because of the gospel” (1 Corinthians 9:22-23 HCSB).

August 15, 2021

SERVANT EVANGELISM The apostle Paul described his approach to sharing the gospel as becoming “a slave to everyone, in order to win more people” (1 Cor. 9:19). In other words, he sought to find common ground with his hearers when sharing the good news.   When Paul was in Athens, he used their monument to

“But be careful that this right of yours in no way becomes a stumbling block to the weak.” (1 Corinthians 8:9 HCSB).

August 13, 2021

YOUR RIGHTS ARE LIMITED BY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO LOVE OTHERS Our freedom in Christ does not relieve us of our responsibility to consider others, especially new believers. In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, he was concerned about those who felt free to eat meat offered to idols without consideration of those who would be tempted

“And some of you used to be like this. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:11 HCSB).

August 10, 2021

LIVING OUT YOUR NEW IDENTITY IN CHRIST After admonishing believers in Corinth for suing other brothers in court, rather than handling things within the Church, Paul reminded them that they had a new identity in Christ. He listed some of their former identities, which were really marked by their favorite sins. Identities like: “Fornicators, idolaters,

“In this regard, it is expected of managers that each one of them be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2 HCSB).

August 8, 2021

FAITHFULNESS IS SUCCESS Paul called himself a “steward of God’s mysteries” (1 Cor. 4:1). A steward is a manager who serves on behalf of the owner. Managers in business are judged by their success. But Paul said that stewards of God are judged by their faithfulness. In God’s Kingdom, faithfulness is success.   It’s not