1 Corinthians: Our Gospel
Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:1– :15
Sermon Outline for May 29, 2022
1 Corinthians: The Gospel
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Introduction: What is the gospel?
Paul reminds the Corinthians church of:
1. Their reception of the gospel (vv. 1-2)
2. The content of the gospel (vv. 3-8)
a. Jesus died for sins, in accordance with Scripture
b. Jesus was raised to life, in accordance with Scripture
3. The grace of the gospel (vv. 9-10)
4. The effect of the gospel (v. 10)
Acts 3:18-26, This is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the
prophets [in accordance with Scripture], saying that his Messiah would suffer [i.e.,
die on a cross]. 19Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped
out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord ...25 [God] said to Abraham,
‘Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.’ 26 When God raised
up his servant [i.e., the resurrection], he sent him first to you to bless you by turning
each of you from your wicked ways.”
Colossians 1:6, In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing
throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day
you heard it and truly understood God’s grace.
Conclusion: We constantly need to be reminded of the gospel.
Questions for Discussion:
• How well do you understand the gospel? How transformative is it for your life?
• Do you genuinely believe that this gospel has the power to save and transform
others in your life? What (if anything) hinders you from sharing this message?
• How often do you ‘remember’ the gospel in your day-to-day life?
• What practices could you implement that would help you think more deeply
about the gospel and its effects in your life?
Sending word: Philippians 2:12-13,
12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my
presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation
with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order
to fulfill his good purpose.