The Gospel Truth

The Gospel Truth

1 Corinthians 15:1-5

Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

 

I.                   The Gospel Truth was delivered .

Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you,

 

1.    The people received the gospel. (1a)

I make known to you the gospel…which also you received,

 

2.    The people believed the gospel (1b)

I make known to you the gospel…in which also you stand,

 

3.    The people were saved by the gospel. (2)

I make known to you the gospel… by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you

II.                 The Gospel Truth was defined. (3a)

 

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received,”

1.    Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. (3b)

 

Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

 

2.    Christ was buried according to the Scriptures. (4a)

 

He was buried,

 

3.    Christ was raised the third day according to the Scriptures. (4b-5a)

 

“He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.”