“Running to Gain Christ” — part 1
Message given by Rex Beck on August 1, 2021
12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
The Crucified Christ
1 Corinthians 2:2
2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
The Buried Christ
1 Corinthians 15:3–4
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures …
3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
The Resurrected Christ
1 Corinthians 15:4
…that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…
Through His Death and Resurrection, He Destroyed the Devil
14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.