My Gospel Is Not Man's
Galatians 1:11-24
My Gospel Is Not Man's Gospel Overview Paul just finished showing how amazed he is that the Galatians are abandoning God and His gospel.
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My Gospel Is Not Man's Gospel Overview Paul just finished showing how amazed he is that the Galatians are abandoning God and His gospel. In verse 10 he declares that he is mission is not to please man but to please God as His servant. Why? If he was to be concerned about pleasing man and not Christ, he would not be a servant of Christ. The remainder of the first chapter of Galatians (and through verse 10 of Chapter 2) is Paul's defense of his apostleship and how he was called to Christ through a revelation and not through a person's testimony. For no we are only going to discuss through the end of Chapter 1. Commentary v. 11 - Notice that this verse begins with "for". In most cases this means that the proposition that follows is grounding the prior argument. That is the case here. He is grounding the argument from verse 10 (If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ). I put an empahsis on "still" because I want you to keep that word in the back of your mind for now. v. 12 - His claim is that the gospel he is preaching to the Gentiles (the same gospel he preached to them in Galatia) was not learned by him through man, but he received it directly from Jesus Himself! All of the apostles had personal contact and a personal commission from the Lord Jesus Christ. vv. 13,14 - Paul grounds his proposition in v. 12 with the fact that his conversion was an immediate 180 degree turn from being a Pharisee of Pharisees that was persecuting the believers to being a preacher of the very gospel he tried to destroy. Noone in his position would have changed the way he did except for a divine intervention. v. 15 - This is Paul's "But God" moment in his life. Paul, if left to himself, would have continued right on with persecuting the believers in Jesus. This is the moment he stopped trying to please man and became a servant of Christ (remember the "still" from v. 11?). Paul made no excuses about the fact that his religion (before meeting Christ) was all about pleasing man. v. 16a-b - The reason Jesus called Paul was very clear to him - to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles. WOW! The Gentile hating Paul was now concerened about Gentiles and wanted them to know Christ! This was truly a remarkable miracle and Paul used this fact as part of his defense. vv. 16c-19 - Paul, I believe, was immediately led by the Holy Spirit away from everyone he knew to Arabia. He does not say here how long he was in Arabia, but after being there for a while he returned to Demascus! This is where he was going to persecute the believers! He now returned to preach the gospel to them! He was there 3 years then he decided to go to Jerusalem (finally!) and meet with Peter (Cephas) and he also met James (the half-brother of Jesus). v. 20 - Paul felt so strongly about his defense and the need for the Galatians to believe him that he wanted to confirm his truthfullness here. vv. 21-24 - If Paul had learned the gospel through the apostles in Jerusalem, the churches in Judea would have known him personally. At this time (at least 3 years after his conversion) they still had not even met him but only heard about how God called Paul to preach to the Gentiles. They glorified God because only God could have changed Paul's heart to believe the gospel. Outline I. Paul learned the gospel (v. 11-14) A. He did not learn it from man (vv. 11-12) B. He learned the gospel by a revelation of Jesus Christ (v. 13) C. Only a gospel straight form God could have changed him from his ways (v. 13-14) II. Paul was called by God (vv. 15-16b) A. He was set apart by God before he was born (15a) B. His call was a result of God's grace (15b) C. His call was accomplished by God revealing Jesus Christ to him (16a) D. His call was for a definite purpose(16b) III. Paul immediately went away (vv.16c-24) A. It was 3 years before he saw any apostles (16c-19) B. Even after meeting Peter and James, he was still unkown to the churches in Judea (20-24) Application Is there something in this passage for us to glean and apply to our lives? Yes! The way that God called Paul might be different than the way he called me and you to Himself, but the underlying reasons are the same. 1. We are chosen in Christ before we are born, even before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1). 2. We are chosen by God's grace and not based on anything we have done or will do. 3. God reveals the gospel to us through the power of His Holy Spirit and the preaching of His word. 4. We are saved for a definite purpose. I highly recommend you read Ephesians chapters 1 and 2 (Lord willing, Ephesians will be our next study) in the light of Paul's calling and see how his compares to ours. Although we did not learn the gospel because of a visual revelation of Jesus Christ (as Paul did), we have learned of Him through His word. His word created our faith (Rom. 10:17) and then we called upon Him. Therefore, the only difference between Paul's conversion and our is the visual revelation he saw. This is what qualified Paul as an apostle and gave him the authority that he had. This was Paul's point to the Galatians. Let's thank God for His wonderful grace and the fact that He chose to reveal His Son to us. If you have yet to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and call upon Him for salvation, why not now? Outlook In chapter 2, verse 1 Paul begins taking another angle to defend his calling to be an apostle. This we will look into next time.
10000000086552 86552 Notes 2011-08-11 13:54:56 2011-08-15 17:03:35 My Gospel Is Not Man's Gospel Overview Paul just finished showing how amazed he is that the Galatians are abandoning God and His gospel. In verse 10 he declares that he is mission is not to please man but to please God as His servant. Why? If he was to be concerned about pleasing man and not Christ, he would not be a servant of Christ. The remainder of the first chapter of Galatians (and through verse 10 of Chapter 2) is Paul's defense of his apostleship and how he was called to Christ through a revelation and not through a person's testimony. For no we are only going to discuss through the end of Chapter 1. Commentary v. 11 - Notice that this verse begins with "for". In most cases this means that the proposition that follows is grounding the prior argument. That is the case here. He is grounding the argument from verse 10 (If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ). I put an empahsis on "still" because I want you to keep that word in the back of your mind for now. v. 12 - His claim is that the gospel he is preaching to the Gentiles (the same gospel he preached to them in Galatia) was not learned by him through man, but he received it directly from Jesus Himself! All of the apostles had personal contact and a personal commission from the Lord Jesus Christ. vv. 13,14 - Paul grounds his proposition in v. 12 with the fact that his conversion was an immediate 180 degree turn from being a Pharisee of Pharisees that was persecuting the believers to being a preacher of the very gospel he tried to destroy. Noone in his position would have changed the way he did except for a divine intervention. v. 15 - This is Paul's "But God" moment in his life. Paul, if left to himself, would have continued right on with persecuting the believers in Jesus. This is the moment he stopped trying to please man and became a servant of Christ (remember the "still" from v. 11?). Paul made no excuses about the fact that his religion (before meeting Christ) was all about pleasing man. v. 16a-b - The reason Jesus called Paul was very clear to him - to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles. WOW! The Gentile hating Paul was now concerened about Gentiles and wanted them to know Christ! This was truly a remarkable miracle and Paul used this fact as part of his defense. vv. 16c-19 - Paul, I believe, was immediately led by the Holy Spirit away from everyone he knew to Arabia. He does not say here how long he was in Arabia, but after being there for a while he returned to Demascus! This is where he was going to persecute the believers! He now returned to preach the gospel to them! He was there 3 years then he decided to go to Jerusalem (finally!) and meet with Peter (Cephas) and he also met James (the half-brother of Jesus). v. 20 - Paul felt so strongly about his defense and the need for the Galatians to believe him that he wanted to confirm his truthfullness here. vv. 21-24 - If Paul had learned the gospel through the apostles in Jerusalem, the churches in Judea would have known him personally. At this time (at least 3 years after his conversion) they still had not even met him but only heard about how God called Paul to preach to the Gentiles. They glorified God because only God could have changed Paul's heart to believe the gospel. Outline I. Paul learned the gospel (v. 11-14) A. He did not learn it from man (vv. 11-12) B. He learned the gospel by a revelation of Jesus Christ (v. 13) C. Only a gospel straight form God could have changed him from his ways (v. 13-14) II. Paul was called by God (vv. 15-16b) A. He was set apart by God before he was born (15a) B. His call was a result of God's grace (15b) C. His call was accomplished by God revealing Jesus Christ to him (16a) D. His call was for a definite purpose(16b) III. Paul immediately went away (vv.16c-24) A. It was 3 years before he saw any apostles (16c-19) B. Even after meeting Peter and James, he was still unkown to the churches in Judea (20-24) Application Is there something in this passage for us to glean and apply to our lives? Yes! The way that God called Paul might be different than the way he called me and you to Himself, but the underlying reasons are the same. 1. We are chosen in Christ before we are born, even before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1). 2. We are chosen by God's grace and not based on anything we have done or will do. 3. God reveals the gospel to us through the power of His Holy Spirit and the preaching of His word. 4. We are saved for a definite purpose. I highly recommend you read Ephesians chapters 1 and 2 (Lord willing, Ephesians will be our next study) in the light of Paul's calling and see how his compares to ours. Although we did not learn the gospel because of a visual revelation of Jesus Christ (as Paul did), we have learned of Him through His word. His word created our faith (Rom. 10:17) and then we called upon Him. Therefore, the only difference between Paul's conversion and our is the visual revelation he saw. This is what qualified Paul as an apostle and gave him the authority that he had. This was Paul's point to the Galatians. Let's thank God for His wonderful grace and the fact that He chose to reveal His Son to us. If you have yet to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and call upon Him for salvation, why not now? Outlook In chapter 2, verse 1 Paul begins taking another angle to defend his calling to be an apostle. This we will look into next time. notes
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Galatians 1:11-24
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For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel.
For I did not receive it from any man,
nor was I taught it,
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but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
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For you have heard of my former life in Judaism,
how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.
And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people,
so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers.
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But when he who had set me apart before I was born,
and who called me by his grace,
was pleased to reveal his Son to me,
in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles,
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I did not immediately consult with anyone;
nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me,
but I went away into Arabia,
and returned again to Damascus.
Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas
and remained with him fifteen days.
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But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother.
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(In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!)
Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
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They only were hearing it said, "He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy."
And they glorified God because of me.
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10000000086552 86552 Arc 2011-08-11 13:54:56 2011-08-15 17:03:35 editing Galatians 1 11 1 24 Galatians 1:11-24 48 NT esv i91635 i91611 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel. i91636 i91637 i91638 i91639 i91612 For I did not receive it from any man, i91613 nor was I taught it, series i91614 but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. negativepositive 2 i91640 i91615 For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, i91641 i91642 i91616 how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. i91617 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, series i91618 so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 i91643 i91644 i91645 i91619 But when he who had set me apart before I was born, i91620 and who called me by his grace, i91621 was pleased to reveal his Son to me, i91622 in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, actionpurpose 2 i91646 i91647 i91648 i91649 i91650 i91623 I did not immediately consult with anyone; i91624 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, series i91625 but I went away into Arabia, negativepositive 2 i91626 and returned again to Damascus. i91651 i91627 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas i91628 and remained with him fifteen days. locative 1 1 i91629 But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. concessive 2 i91630 (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!) i91652 i91653 i91631 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. i91632 And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. situationresponse 2 i91654 i91633 They only were hearing it said, "He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy." i91634 And they glorified God because of me. concessive 2 temporal 1 1 negativepositive 2 ground 1 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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