3/8/15 – Keeping “First Things” First

Keeping “First Things” First

John Stange

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

I. Why do believers need to be reminded of the gospel? (v. 1-2)

2 Peter 1:12-13 – Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to stir you up by way of reminder.

II. What is the difference between primary and secondary issues in our faith? (v. 3-7)

Matthew 12:38-40 – Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” 39 But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

III. How does   God’s grace shape us and empower us? (v. 8-11)