For the apostle Paul, it was clear. "For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: That Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures; that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas [that is, to Peter], then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time....Last of all...he appeared also to me." --1 Corinthians 15:3-8, ESV.
Is the message of Jesus's death, burial and resurrection primary for us? Let's be sure we have a truly Christian message.
Lord, don't let me forget that my only hope, my sure foundation, is what Jesus did for us.