Bible Text: Galatians 1 | Preacher: Pastor Stewart White | Series: Galatians |
[Gal 1:1 NKJV]
Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead),
[Gal 1:8 NKJV]
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
[Gal 1:9 NKJV]
As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
[Gal 1:10 NKJV]
For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
[Gal 1:11 NKJV]
But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.
[Gal 1:12 NKJV]
For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught [it], but [it came] through the revelation of Jesus Christ.
[Gal 1:13 NKJV]
For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and [tried to] destroy it.
[Gal 1:14 NKJV]
And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
[Gal 1:15 NKJV]
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called [me] through His grace,
[Gal 1:16 NKJV]
to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood,
[Gal 1:17 NKJV]
nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those [who were] apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
[Gal 1:18 NKJV]
Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.
[Gal 1:19 NKJV]
But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
[Gal 1:20 NKJV]
(Now [concerning] the things which I write to you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.)
[Gal 1:21 NKJV]
Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
[Gal 1:22 NKJV]
And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea which [were] in Christ.
[Gal 1:23 NKJV]
But they were hearing only, "He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once [tried to] destroy."
[Gal 1:24 NKJV]
And they glorified God in me.