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What’s Most Important

Posted: Friday, August 23

Pastor Tom Murray // Missions &amp; Christian Education

Pastor Tom Murray // Missions & Christian Education

August 23rd Reading:

Job 8:1-11:20
1 Corinthians 15:1-28
Psalm 38:1-22
Proverbs 21:28-29

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Verse of the day

I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NLT)


What’s Most Important

Imagine getting an invitation in your inbox to a celebration. It contains when and where the event is happening. There are details about the theme, what to wear, and what to bring. The organizer lets you know that you’re welcome to a plus one. You all see that there is a deadline to RSVP. Yet, with all those valuable details - something is missing.

The invite does not say who or what is being celebrated. You have the supporting details - but, you’re missing what’s most important.

In Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, he identifies information that he declares is "most important.” We should pay attention when a Spirit-inspired writer like Paul tells us that he is about give the centerpiece of his message.

Paul writes, "I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4 NLT).

From the full letter on faith and conduct to the church in Corinth, Paul singles out the death and resurrection of Christ. He reminds these believers of what he previously taught.

Perhaps you need this reminder of what’s most important. There certainly are moments when I get caught up in the busyness - and I need to reset.

We have a hope for the future because Christ died for our rebellion against a loving Heavenly Father. Death on the cross was not the end of the story for Jesus. He defeated the grave and rose from the dead on the third day. When we place our faith in Christ, physical death is not the end of our story either.

No matter what you’re facing today, be encouraged that you have an eternal victory - not because of what you’ve done - but, because of what Jesus Christ has done for you.