First Things

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 15 (day one)

“For I delivered to you as of FIRST IMPORTANCE what I also received, that Christ died for our sins. . .and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.“–v 3-4

What are things are FIRST in your life?  In both order and importance?  The Bible says for Jesus the FIRST thing was prayer.  (Mark 1:35)  Early believers worshiped on the FIRST day of the week and gave the FIRST part of their earnings as an offering to God. (1 Corinthians 16:2)

Paul says that there are FIRST things in theology too.  “All truths are equal, but some are more equal than others”, he says in 2000-year anticipation of  George Orwell.  He calls these FIRST truths the gospel. 1) Christ died for our sins.  2) Christ was raised.  3) Both according to the promise of Scripture.

When we preach.  When we speak to others.  When we pray or vote, these truths, and only these, must be FIRST.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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