Galatians (01) - Conversion and Controversy (Gal. 1)

Date: 6/23/2019
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Type: Sunday Sermon
Topic: Galatians
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Galatians 1 - Paul, apostle, not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus the King and God the Father who raised Him from the dead, 2 and all the brethren with me: To the churches in Galatia, 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus the King 4 who gave Himself on behalf of our sins, so that He might deliver us out of the present evil age according to the will of God and our Father. 6 I am vexed that you have so quickly moved from the One who called you into the grace of the King into another message of good news, 7 which is not really another [message of good news], but some are disturbing you and wishing to distort the good news proclamation of Christ [the King]. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven proclaim to you a message beside the message we announced, let him be anathema. 9 Therefore, I foretell to you now and say again: if anyone proclaims a message beside what you received, let him be anathema. 10 For now am I pleasing men or God? If I am still pleasing men, I would not be a slave of Christ [the King]. 11 For I made known to you, brethren, the message announced from me since it is not according to man. 12 For neither did I receive it according to man nor was taught it but [it was from] the revelation of Jesus the King. 13 For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, with my violent persecution of the Church and destruction of them, and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many my own age of my race, possessing extreme zeal for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when God who set me apart from the womb of my mother and called me through His grace was pleased 16 to reveal His Son in me, in order that I might preach Him to the nations, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood 17 nor did I depart to Jerusalem to [those] who were Apostles prior to me, but I went into Arabia and again returned to Damascus. 18 Then after three years I went into Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him for twelve days, 19 but the other apostles I did not see, except for James the brother of the Lord. 20 (But see in what I am writing to you, before the Lord—I am not lying.) 21 Then I came into the regions of Syria and to Cilicia; 22 But I was unknown by face to the churches in Judea in Christ. 23 But only they were hearing that he who once persecuted us is now announcing a message of the faith he once destroyed 24 and they glorified God because of me. (GS Translation)

The Galatian’s Conversion
The Galatian’s Controversy

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more