April 12, 2012 ()

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TEXT: Galatians 1:16b-24 "…immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days. 19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother. 20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not. 21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; 22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ: 23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. 24 And they glorified God in me.
 
Paul's gospel was from Jesus Christ
Galatians 1:11-12 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. 12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
 
Paul did not certify his message from human authorities
Galatians 1:16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
 
Immediately he preached
Acts 9:20 Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God.
 
I did not go to Jerusalem but into Arabia
Galatians 1:17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
 
Luke's account
Acts 9:22-23 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ. 23 And after that many days [3 years] were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:
Returned again to Damascus
Galatians 1:17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
 
Paul left Damascus to go to Jerusalem
Acts 9:23-26 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him: 24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him. 25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. 26 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.
 
After 3 years, he arrived in Jerusalem to see Peter
Galatians 1:18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
Paul only stayed 15 days
Acts 9:26-30 And when Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles [Peter and James]. And he declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. 28 So he was with them at Jerusalem, coming in and going out. 29 And he spoke boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus and disputed against the Hellenists, but they attempted to kill him. 30 When the brethren found out, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him out to Tarsus.
 
He saw none others except James
Galatians 1:19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
James the brother of Jesus
Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
 
A witness of the resurrected Christ
1 Corinthians 15:7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
 
Paul is speaking truth before God
Galatians 1:20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
 
After he left Jerusalem he went to Syria and Cilicia
Galatians 1:21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
 
Unknown by face to the churches of Judaea
Galatians 1:22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:
 
They only heard about his conversion
Galatians 1:23 But they had heard only, that he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
 
He brought God praise!
Galatians 1:24 And they glorified God in me.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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