September 9, 2012 True Vine Baptist Church Worship Service Sermon Notes Text: I Corinthians 15:58 Title: The Challenge

of the Gospel Paul declared to the Corinthian believers that we should stand for the gospel by which we are saved Gospel is the death, burial and resurrection of the lord Jesus Christ v.3-4 I. To be steadfast in the Truth of the Gospel Paul warns about the 'perverted" Gospel Galatians 1:6-9 Jude 3-4 The publisher of Redbook magazine hired a US top pollster to survey seminaries about fundamental doctrines of the bible. The results: 56% rejected the virgin birth of Christ 71% rejected the there is life after death 54% rejected the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ 98% rejected the personal return of Jesus Christ on earth Peter’s warning – 2 Peter 2:1 Illustration: Nothing left but covers. Today's broadminded Theology: Let's ignore our theology and just major on points where we all agree. EVANGELISM WILL CHANGE IF THE GOSPEL IS CHANGED.

II. To e Unmovable from the Hope of the Gospel Paul: Colossians 1:23-27, v.27 - Christ is the hope according to the gospel Titus 3:7 The hope of eternal life is in the gospel Romans 8:25 Hope worketh patience ICor.15:19-21 - the hope of resurrection in the gospel. III. To abound for the sake of the Gospel Abounding - to super abound, be in excess, be superfluous, excel. Why abound? 1. God sees your labor – I Peter 3:12 2. God will not forget your labor – Heb. 6:10 3. God will ccompensate your labor – Romans 8:18

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