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Two Parts to the Gospel Message

Part I of the Gospel:

1 Corinthians 15:3. That Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures (1 Cor 15: 3).
"That's the first message of the Gospel...  It isn't just that Jesus died. All people die. Christ died for our sins."
[Unit 3, BE 109, Transcript, 39]

Paul clearly stated that Christ's death was foretold 'according to the Scriptures.' Psalm 22 clearly explain Christ's death.

Psalm 22:14-18.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within me. 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaves to my jaws; and You lay me in the dust of death. 16 For dogs have surrounded me; a band of evildoers has encompassed me; they pierced my hands and my feet. 17 I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me; 18 They divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.

Part II of the Gospel.

1 Corinthians 15:4. And that He was buried and was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

"That's the second part of the Gospel" [Unit 3, BE 109, Transcript, 39]

Paul clearly stated that Christ's resurrection was foretold 'according to the Scriptures. Both Psalm 16 and Psalm 22 clearly explain Christ's resurrection.

Psalm 16: 10. For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol;
     Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.

Psalm 22: 21. Save me from the lion's mouth;
     From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.

"The psalm doesn't end with the crucifixion. The psalm ends with a promise of the resurrection because as David prayed, 'You will answer me.' So did Jesus on the cross. And the reason Jesus was able to end His life with the words in Greek, 'Tetelestai, it is finished,' because is was a shout of triumph."
[Unit 3, BE 109, Transcript, 36]

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