Of First Importance
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance:that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,”
There is one thing that matters more than anything else — the gospel (= Good News) of Jesus Christ. What is the gospel? Paul gives four points:
- Jesus died for our sins (v. 3)
- Jesus was buried (v. 4)
- Jesus was resurrected (v. 4)
- Jesus appeared to many (v. 5)
This message is what I must build my life around, and believe in with all my heart. If these four things are true and if I trust in them, they will affect every aspect of my life.