(Week 24 of the year: Thursday)
I PREACHED AND YOU BELIEVED.
Now I make known unto you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand;
By which also you are saved, if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain.
For I delivered unto you first of all, which I also received: how that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen by Cephas; and after that by the eleven.
Then was he seen by more than five hundred brethren at once: of whom many remain until this present, and some are fallen asleep.
After that, he was seen by James, then by all the apostles.
And last of all, he was seen also by me, as by one born out of due time.
For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
But by the grace of God, I am what I am; and his grace in me hath not been void, but I have laboured more abundantly than all they: yet not I, but the grace of God with me:
For whether I, or they, so we preach, and so you have believed.
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.