The Gospel—the Good News is what we live for. Paul sums it up beautifully—Christ died, was raised on the third day! He was seen raised from the dead by well over 500 folks. The fact he died and rose from the dead would be hard to argue. But why he did it is the heart of the good news. Christ sacrificed his life so that we could have a restored relationship with God.
We need to grasp how badly God wants the relationship with us. Enough to sacrifice his own son. More critically, is how great a gift eternal life truly is. He wants to share eternity with us. It is very personal, very real and very much directed to you and me. God is not faceless, careless or impersonal—He loves us and wants us to confidently press on through the Journey he has set before us. Help me Lord to follow you with the same passion you showed for me.
God Bless You
1 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.