Pastor Christina Karanick
The message of the Gospel, that Jesus lived, died, and was raised to life again is not some message that we accept once and cruise onto eternity. Instead, Peter seems to make it clear that it is a message for right here, right now.
From the Bible:
1 Peter 1:3-6
‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, ‘