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Gospelly Yours

Gospelly Yours

In Sanctuary  by David Jeremiah, a book of daily devotions a question is asked:"...can someone give me a definition of the gospel?  Can you?

1 Corinthians 15:1-11New International Version (NIV)

The Resurrection of Christ

15 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. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas,[b] and then to the Twelve. 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. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.

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.  (

My definition of the Gospel takes me back in time to the room at the top of the stairs at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in College Point, New York where my Sunday school teacher, Mrs. Sniffin taught us the song, "Jesus Loves Me". That song lives in my heart and soul.  May Jesus live in your heart and soul now, today and always! Amen  Amen


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