We have all been there. It is that moment when you have knowledge overload. It is the reason why after a meeting someone often distributes a memo highlighting the main points. It is why students ask if certain material will be on the test. It is the reason we ask people just to give us the most important facts. Trying to learn new things can be overwhelming.

This problem is especially true when you are not familiar with the subject matter. You may be one of those who has had an interest in Jesus but not sure where to start learning about him. Church language seems confusing and just for the insiders. The Bible can seem daunting when you first begin to read it. I get it. After all, one author in the Bible said about another writer that he said things that were hard to understand. There is a story in the Bible about a man who did not understand the Scripture he was reading until someone explained it to him. The Bible says that we only know a small part of what Jesus did while here on earth. It can be overwhelming.

If you have any interest in following Jesus, you may ask if there is some way to identify what is the most important thing to know.

There is! It is found in I Corinthians 15:1-4. Here is the way this information is described.

  • Good news…
  • The basis of the Christian message…
  • The foundation for the Christian worldview…
  • The news that saves us…
  • Of first importance…

So here it is. Here is the most important thing for you to know if you have any interest in learning about Jesus:

  • He died for your sins.
  • He was buried.
  • There is only one thing I have to know about Jesus.
  • He was raised from the dead on the third day.

That is the most important thing you need to know. That is the good news that will save you.

I would love to visit with you about what this good news means for you. Write to me at steve@hopeforlife.org or visit our HopeForLife.org website.

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