Identity: Week 18

May 15, 2011    Jim Capaldo    1 Corinthians 9:19-27

The Gospel of Jesus Christ. What is it? What is its power? What are its blessings? From what and for what does it save a person? Why is it good news?

The Gospel of Jesus Christ, as discussed by Paul in 1 Corinthians 9:17-23, is much more than Jesus' death, burial and resurrection precisely laid out in bullet points. The Gospel that Paul discusses is a worldview that provides us with an ever present and relevant grid through which to view and process all of life's relationships and events. As we will see in today's passage, Paul clearly lived according to a Gospel worldview which determined how he related to others, his motive for serving Christ as well as the manner in which he served Christ.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ was relevant to the Apostle Paul well beyond the moment of his conversion. It was not merely the ABC's of salvation, it was the A - Z of his entire life. How is the Gospel of Jesus Christ visibly relevant in your life, today?

- Jim Capaldo