1 Corinthians 15:1-34

What is the most important part of God’s message?

1 Corinthians 15:1-34

The Bible is packed full of facts, stories, poems, teachings, encouragement, advice, guidance, warnings, wisdom, and so much more. It’s all such amazing help to us throughout every stage of our our lives. Can there really be just one message that is so much more important than all the others?  Yes – and it’s this:

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for our sins and then rose to life again, conquering death, so that we too may rise again and live for ever with God.

How can such an awesome truth with such overwhelming and infinite consequences for each of us be written in one short sentence? Yet it can – it’s that simple! – it’s that profound!:

Jesus was God’s Son – he was born of a human mother, Mary, but his father was God himself. Jesus, though pure and innocent, suffered horrendously and died to pay the price for all the wrong things done by us all, wrong things done by you and me. With our punishment completed (taken for us by Jesus) we can be forgiven and reunited with God. Yet there’s more. God brought Jesus back to life again and so overcame death! So when we die, yes you and me, we too will be raised to new life and will live for ever and ever in complete peace and joy with God.

So what do we have to do to make sure this message applies to us? We just have to believe it and put our trust in God and accept this salvation that has been bought for us by Jesus and offered to us for free!

And how do we make sure this message applies to others we know? We have to pass the message on to them too – that’s what messages are for!

Paul tells us that we should be embarrassed that there are still some people who don’t know about God – Why, who’s fault is that?

Dear Lord, please help us to really understand and take to our hearts the meaning of this most important of all your messages. Then help us to pass this message on to the hearts of those around us.

Amen

Take a few minutes to read again and again and think on this most wonderful of all of god’s messages – it is the most life changing message you will ever receive!

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