The Gospel Truth
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 (NIV)
1 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born. 9 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 was I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.
II. Maintaining your Grip on the Gospel
A. A Fresh Grip, Reminded in the Preaching
B. A Firm Grip, Taking a Stand
C. A Finger locking Grip, for what is at stake
III. Mastering The Gift of the Gospel
A. Jesus Provided an Atonement for Sin
B. Jesus Provided an Answer to Death
C. Jesus Provided an Adequate Witness
IV. Motivated by the Grace of the Gospel
A. The Grace to Overcome the Past
B. The Grace to Labor in the Present
C. The Grace to Extend Grace
 The Holy Bible : New International Version. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984.