Chapter One, Lesson Three
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** Contextually speaking, why is that important?
The so-called "different gospel" of the Judaizers was according
to the traditions of men! Jesus made that very clear in Mark's gospel,
** What is in this verse to remind us that the Galatians were saved,
although presently disturbed or confused?
The apostle refers to them as his "brethren".
** What does that say about Paul's feelings for the Galatians?
He truly loves them! The term [adelphos] is most tender and literally
means "from the same womb". Applied spiritually it speaks
of believers as children of the same heavenly Father. In spite of the
Galatians' desertion (V.6), they are still brothers. cf. Matthew 28:10
V.12 ** Paul says he did not receive his gospel message from men
as a contrast to the Judaizers, that we have already seen. But what does
he add to that?
"...nor was I taught it..." To be taught something is to
receive it through instruction, sometimes over and over!
** How do Christians today learn about the word of God and develop a
strong theological mindset?
We are taught by other godly men. cf. 2Timothy 2:2
** How was Paul different?
He "...received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ".
Let's look at Paul's conversion together.
All see - Acts 9:1-6, 13-16 (esp. V.16 - "...for I will show him
how much he must suffer for My name's sake".)
V.13 ** Back in Galatians 1:13, was Paul embarrassed about His
past, or afraid that someone might find out what he was like before Jesus
saved him from his sin?
Absolutely not! He wanted people to know that when Jesus Christ saved
him, He saved a sinner! As you read over verses 13 and 14, listen to
how it compares with 1Timothy 1:12-15.
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