The Gospel? Again?

1 Corinthians 15:1,2

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
I grew up with the gospel being preached to believers all the time. One time I decided to be a good Berean. I prayed and searched my Bible to see if that was the right thing to do or not. The Lord gave me these verses. God said, "...I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received...". God didn't only repeat what He had already told them, but He told them the gospel again, even though they were already believers.

He emphasized how needful it is to "...keep in memory what I preached unto you...".

Ephesians 2:11-13

Wherefore remember, that ye [being] in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
In these verse, God said, "wherefore remember..." about the gospel. If you're all for Jesus, the good news about Him shouldn't get old and boring for you to hear- or declare.

I originally took these notes at 2005 12 03 1312.

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