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1st Corinthians 15 (26 of 28)
Series: The Epistle of 1 Corinthians
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
In addition to what I have said or in that which I am now about to say, I make known to you again the truth of the gospel. The simplicity of the text of the Scriptures never ceases to amaze me and the ability that we have today in many church circles to miss that simplicity astounds me as well. What is my point? The point is how once again we see the clear simplicity of gospel preaching right here in the text and it is given to us in clear, unmistakable language. We see that Paul breaks down in clear steps for us the proclamation of the gospel, or better, how he did it.
Funny though, I do not see a single "method" that he used other than what he was taught by the Lord Himself. There are so many "method driven" churches and works in our age and the sad truth is that we haven't looked around us to see that they are all a failure or else we would not need to keep doing them or continue to create new ones.
I don't know what else it's going to take for us to get some honesty in the church and in church work to face up to the fact that the gospel and the proclamation of it is clear and simple for us to understand and that we have "gunked-up" the works, so to speak, with our silly, non-biblical methods, schemes and plans.
Look at Paul's gospel presentation and then see if what you/we are doing is anything like what he was doing.
1. Paul said, I "make known" (declare) to you the gospel. When people hear what we have to say, or, when people hear what we say is the gospel, is it the gospel? Paul made it clear that when he came to Corinth he brought to them "the" gospel and nothing else.
It is very possible that Paul brought back the gospel to the table, not only to address their false doctrines concerning the resurrection, but als ...
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