Γνωρίζω δὲ ὑμῖν, ἀδελφοί, τὸ εὐαγγέλιον ὁ εὐηγγελισάμην ὑμῖν, ὃ καὶ παρελάβετε, ἐν ᾧ καὶ ἑστήκατε, δι’ οὗ καὶ σῴζεσθε, τίνι λόγῳ εὐηγγελισάμην ὑμῖν εἰ κατέχετε, ἐκτὸς εἰ μὴ εἰκῇ ἐπιστεύσατε. παρέδωκα γὰρ ὑμῖν ἐν πρώτοις, ὃ καὶ παρέλαβον, ὅτι Χριστὸς ἀπέθανεν ὑπὲρ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν ἡμῶν κατὰ τὰς γραφὰς καὶ ὅτι ἐτάφη καὶ ὅτι ἐγήγερται τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ τρίτῃ κατὰ τὰς γραφὰς
We are going over 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 tomorrow morning. I cannot begin to explain how I excited I am! Chapter 15 is probably one of my favorite chapters in all of Scripture. Here are the first four verses, which say:
“I make known to you brethren, the Gospel, which I Gospelized to you, which you also received, in which you also have stood, through which you also are being saved, if you hold fast by the Word I Gospelized to you, lest you believed in vain. For I have given to you as most important, which I also received, that Christ died on behalf of our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried and that He was risen on the third day according to the Scriptures.”
The Gospel we received.
The Gospel we have stood.
The Gospel we are being saved.
The Gospel we hold fast to.
The Gospel we have not believed in vain.
The Gospel is that Christ died on behalf of our sins according to the Scriptures; that He was buried; and that He has risen on the third day according to the Scriptures.
The Gospel is the hill on which we must live and die and rise again.
All hope rests on this beautiful truth including the hope that you will hope in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.