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of First Importance

What is this gospel but "of first importance” in the Christian way of life.

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. -1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (ESV)

When you gather with other Christians ask yourself "Is this enough". How does the world see us? Are we a fortress within or just a refuge from change? Are we following human desires and prescriptions or the Holy Spirit who always directs us closer to God?

Churches are broken by conforming to the loudest voices in society. Church where is your voice? Israel was a nation of slaves. It took one man to listen to God and they were set free. Christians have unwittingly become slaves to the world system(s). Church where is your voice in the wilderness?

Be not conformed to the world but transformed by the word of God. I am looking forward to wisdom from our leaders on these pages as we seek the truth cutting through the noise and focus on a message of first importance, the GOSPEL. This good news will bring the disciple closer to Him, in whom I too am a witness, our Lord and Savior Jesus of Nazerth.

Let me leave you today with this quote;

Dr. Richard C. Halverson (1916-1995), chaplain to the U.S. Senate, was credited in 1984 for a speech before the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church:

“In the beginning the church was a fellowship of men and women centering on the living Christ. Then the church moved to Greece, where it became a philosophy. Then it moved to Rome, where it became an institution. Next it moved to Europe where it became a culture, and, finally, it moved to America where it became an enterprise.”