v 3 I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.
Have you ever tried to put the Good News of Jesus in a nutshell for a friend? What should you say, and what might you leave out? Paul would have told you that at the very least you ought to say something about the death and resurrection of Jesus. How, and in what context you might put it; and what explanations should accompany it – that’s for you to work out with an individual, but at the very least keep it in your story somewhere, somehow.
So here is an Easter challenge for you. Earlier in the year, in your Growth Group, you prayed for your One-Two-Three (remember?) In fact not everyone could get three, but most prayed for at least one, and made an effort to speak to that person about faith issues. However you felt about that exercise at that time, re-visit it now. Easter gives us an opportunity to talk again about how we experienced the occasion, and what we did either as an individual or corporately as Church. Pass on the Easter story, how did it look at Church or wherever you were that week.
If you can tell your story of what you did over the Easter weekend, can you include in it something of what the occasion meant to you?