1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS according to the scriptures;
4 And that HE WAS BURIED, and that HE ROSE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY according to the scriptures:
The Three Components of The Gospel as EMPHASIZED in the Scriptures above are …
1. The Death of Jesus Christ for our sins.
Jesus died for my sins and your sins. He was nailed to the cross.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. – 1 Peter 2:24
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5
Jesus didn’t die for our sins in secret, He died outside the city in a place called ‘Golgotha’.
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. – John 19:30
Love is the reason for his death for your sins, He loves you and died to prove it.
2. Jesus Christ was buried in a tomb.
Our Saviour was shut up in the heart of the earth for three days. This is to say that anyone who comes to Christ MUST have their past lives buried too.
And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. – Isaiah 53:9
For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. – Psalms 16:10
The KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS was buried because man was continually evil. The good news is that HE DIDN’T DECAY! HE OVERCAME DEATH, so that you and I could live to see this day, let’s go to point three!
3. JESUS CHRIST rose again.
He must need rise because HE is GOD, KING OF GLORY. THE MOST POWERFUL, ONLY WISE GOD, HE TRIUMPH OVER for the Gospel yo be complete! You and I could never had known Jesus if He hadn’t risen from the dead – THAT’S THE CORE MESSAGE OF CHRISTIANITY! WITHOUT THE RESURRECTION, that’s no Christianity.
1. In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
The Pharisees and leaders in Jerusalem tried to hinder HIM but HALLELUJAH! HE AROSE! DEATH COULD NOT HOLD HIM!
Hence, the Apostle Paul declared …
am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20
He was killed, yes? He was buried, yes? Satan and his cohorts rejoiced greatly as Jesus was bested and scourged by the Roman soldiers, they throw a hellish party as He hanged lifeless on the cross and finally, when He was buried. They thought it was above …
But God raised him from the dead – Acts 13:30
The gospel message is not complete unless you talk about His resurrection from the dead.
Here lies the true reason for the forgiveness, cleansing and salvation of the worst sinner. Believe in the Lord Jesus and thou shall be saved.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. – Romans 1:16
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. – 1 Corinthians 1:18
What are you comments about the gospel message?
Remain Blessed …