Think About What the
Apostle Paul Wrote
My friends, I want you to remember the message that I preached and that you believed and trusted. You will be saved by this message, if you hold firmly to it. But if you donít, your faith was all for nothing.
I told you the most important part of the message exactly as it was told to me. That part is: Christ died for our sins, as the Scriptures say. He was buried, and three days later he was raised to life, as the Scriptures say. Christ appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. After this, he appeared to more than five hundred other followers. Most of them are still alive, but some have died. He also appeared to James, and then to all of the apostles.
Finally, he appeared to me, even though I am like someone who was born at the wrong time.
I am the least important of all the apostles. In fact, I caused so much trouble for Godís church that I donít even deserve to be called an apostle. But God was kind! He made me what I am, and his wonderful kindness wasnít wasted. I worked much harder than any of the other apostles, although it was really Godís kindness at work and not me. But it doesnít matter if I preached or if they preached. All of you believed the message just the same.