For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
At times, in different situations, there is certain information that is of the utmost importance to those involved. That information is put to the forefront, on the headlines, because someone needs to know about it. It is imperative to know in order to accomplish a task or to prevent something.
Often when someone hears that some information is very important, they will listen. Only the fool will refuse to listen to very important information.
Paul said that the first thing that he wants to pass on to the people, that is of importance is the death and resurrection of Jesus. He also points out that this occurred as prophesied in the Scriptures.
Every believer has one piece of information that is imperative for them to believe in. That information is the death and resurrection of Jesus.
What Jesus did is the focal point of what it means to be a believer. He had to die and raise from the dead in order for the sins of anyone who believes in Him to be removed.
If Jesus had died and not rose again, then He would not have been able to remove the sins of anyone. If Jesus had not died at all, then everyone would have to remain in sin, because the wage of sin is death.
One of the most important pieces of information that every believer must share when witnessing is that Jesus died and rose again. If this is not passed on, all the rest of what Jesus taught is meaningless, there is no longer any purpose for a believer to believe anything.
As a believer, you must believe that Jesus died and rose again. This can give you strength and hope for your future, while going through difficult times. It is knowing that no matter how difficult today is, there is hope for tomorrow.
You may be dying today, but in a short time you will be raised to a new life. Jesus came to give life and is able to give it, because of what He did.
As you share the gospel message, this is to be of first priority to every person it is shared with. Let people know what Jesus did.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will have faith in what Jesus did; that you will focus your life on what Jesus did for you; that you will find strength and hope in Jesus for your future; and that you will be a witness of what Jesus did.