What follows now is a fairly complete review of Paul's points in I Cor. 15--along with some additional related observations and so on.
And so, here is the first portion of the text:
I Cor. 15
1Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand,
2by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
Psalms 95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!
Psalms 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise! Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.
Jim Smith went to church on Sunday morning. He heard the organist miss a note during the prelude, and he winced. He saw a teenager talking when everybody was supposed to bow in prayer. He felt like the usher was watching to see
This was in our church's bulletin one Sunday and I'd like to share it with everyone here.
If you are a Christian, then you have been saved--Your spirit has been renewed, you are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, your sin and your sins are forgiven...and you are being saved--your soul is being renewed day by day--your intellect is more and more convinced of the truth of God's word; your emotions (your heart) are being drawn more and more to know His love and to love both other Christians
1 Chronicles 16:34, Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever”
Ephesians 5:20, “Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”
To have all earthly gifts, pleasures, and benefits without also knowing the heavenly Giver and our Creator is a tragedy of eternal proportions! The Word of God clearly teaches that if we do not respond to God’s gracious gifts by acknowledging the heavenly
Matthew 7:15, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves”
2 Peter 2:1-2 speaks about false teachers and puts it this way, “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them —bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct