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Day 5: It Keeps on Going!

Friday, April 30th, 2010

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 (TNIV)

1 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.

9 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. 11 Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

Reflection:

The Gospel has been passed on to us! And it is as real today as when the disciples touched Jesus, raised from the dead. The power of the Gospel brings ongoing transformation to be God’s people. So many followers staked their lives on this Gospel, and it is the same Gospel today that brings the powerful effect of God’s grace and Spirit at work in us to advance His Kingdom. Let’s continue to pass on the Gospel as of first importance – that Christ died for our sins and was raise to life according to the Scriptures.

Responding to the Transmission:

Let’s receive the Gospel afresh, and ask for grace to stand upon it every day by holding firmly to the Word of God and being filled with the Holy Spirit. May we receive grace to work even harder to advance God’s kingdom, to pass on the Gospel.

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Day 3: Controlled by Love!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Day 2: His Life Triumphs!

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