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// Scripture Reading: Galatians 1:15-24
!!! Introduction
* Are you a first or second generation Christian?
* Second generation
* Because your parents are Christians
* You married a Christian
* You hang around other Christians (“guilt by association”)
* You have read the Bible and know the language
* First generation
* You have a relationship with Jesus Christ
* You read the Bible because you want to know Him better (Illustration: Letters from Ruth when I was in college)
* Prayer is a conversation with God, not a letter to “Santa”
* These things are true in spite of (see 1 Corinthians 13:12)
* Review: Paul was a first generation Christian and a first generation apostle (cf.
Galatians 1:1)
* Thesis (Galatians 1:11-12)—The gospel Paul preached was:
* Not of human origin (κατὰ ἄνθρωπον)
* Not received from any man (source—παρὰ ἀνθρώπου)
* Not taught (agency)
* Received by revelation
* Thesis is developed in Galatians 1:13-2:10)
* Paul’s life prior to conversion gave no indication of what would follow
* He persecuted Christians
* He was fanatical for Judaism
* Compare Philippians 3:4-8
* GIGO: Garbage in, Glory Out—Paul, an unlikely missionary candidate
!!! Conversion (Galatians 1:15-17)
* Acts 9:1-30
* “Set apart from birth” (Cf.
Jeremiah 1:5; Isaiah 49:1-6; Luke 1:11-17 ~/ Psalm 22:9-11; 58:3; 71:6)
* After we come to Christ, we can see how God orchestrated our lives
\\ “Called by his grace”
* Paul does not attribute his conversion to:
* His intellect
* An emotional reaction
* An act of his will
* (though each of these are involved in Paul’s response to God!)
* Paul’s conversion is a response to God’s call
* God initiates
* The basis of God’s call: grace (independent of man’s merit)
* Man responds
\\ "His Son revealed in me"
* A relationship Paul did not seek
* A relationship that changed everything
\\ “Preach him among the Gentiles” (Acts 9:15; 22:21; 26:17-18; cf.
Genesis 12:1-3; Isaiah 49:6)
!!! Conversation (Galatians 1:18-20)
\\ “After three years”
* Conversion Visit (See Acts 9:23 “after many days”; see also Acts 9:26-30)
* Forced to flee because of persecution of Jews (the persecutor becomes the persecuted)
\\ “Get acquainted”
* What was Paul thinking?
* Unity with Jerusalem Church
* Learn more about earthly life of Jesus
* Was not seeking endorsement
!!! Confirmation (Galatians 1:21-24)
\\ “Went to Syria” (location of Antioch) “and Cilicia” (location of Tarsus, Paul’s hometown)
\\ “Personally unknown”
* Active in evangelism
* Accepted
!!! Conclusion
* A matter of revelation (1 Corinthians 2:6-16)
* The Analogy of Faith
* A Place at the Table
* What God Said, Paul Believed, and That Settled It!
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