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Galatians 1 - NIRV

1 I, Paul, am writing this letter. I am an apostle. People have not sent me. No human authority has sent me. I have been sent by Jesus Christ and by God the Father. God raised Jesus from the dead. 2 All the brothers and sisters who are with me join me in writing.

We are sending this letter to you, the members of the churches in Galatia.

3 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. 4 Jesus gave his life for our sins. He set us free from this evil world. That was what our God and Father wanted. 5 Give glory to God for ever and ever. Amen.


There Is No Other Good News

6 I am amazed. You are so quickly deserting the One who chose you because of the grace that Christ has provided. You are turning to a different "good news." 7 What you are accepting is really not the good news at all.

It seems that some people have gotten you all mixed up. They are trying to twist the good news about Christ.

8 But suppose even we should preach a different "good news." Suppose even an angel from heaven should preach it. I'm talking about a different one than the good news we gave you. Let that person be judged by God forever. 9 I have already said it. Now I will say it again. Anyone who preaches a "good news" that is different from the one you accepted should be judged by God forever.

10 Am I now trying to get people to think well of me? Or do I want God to think well of me? Am I trying to please people? If I were, I would not be serving Christ.


Paul Was Appointed by God

11 Brothers and sisters, here is what I want you to know. The good news I preached is not something a human being made up. 12 No one gave it to me. No one taught it to me. Instead, I received it from Jesus Christ. He showed it to me.

13 You have heard of my earlier way of life as a Jew. With all my strength I attacked the church of God. I tried to destroy it. 14 I was moving ahead in my Jewish way of life. I went beyond many Jews who were my own age. I held firmly to the teachings passed down by my people.

15 But God set me apart from the time I was born. He showed me his grace by appointing me. He was pleased 16 to show his Son in my life. He wanted me to preach about Jesus among those who aren't Jews.

When God appointed me, I didn't talk to anyone. 17 I didn't go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was. Instead, I went at once into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus.

18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem. I went there to get to know Peter. I stayed with him for 15 days. 19 I didn't see any of the other apostles. I only saw James, the Lord's brother. 20 Here is what you can be sure of. And God gives witness to it. What I am writing you is not a lie.

21 Later I went to Syria and Cilicia. 22 The members of Christ's churches in Judea did not know me in a personal way. 23 They only heard others say, "The man who used to attack us has changed. He is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy." 24 And they praised God because of me.

Sermons on Galatians 1 More sermons: Galatians 1

Jordan Muck avatar
A Life Without Truth is no Life at All
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Oct, 2016
Summary: A small outline of salvation and spiritual growth.
Series: Galatians
C. Philip Green avatar
Freedom's Influence
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Sep, 2016
Summary: If you want to influence others to follow Jesus, commune with Him and let Him change you from the inside out.
Series: Freedom!
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Freedom's Gospel
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Sep, 2016
Summary: If you want to be free from your sin, don't believe in a different, distorted or damned gospel. Believe in the divine Gospel that Jesus sets the believer free!
Series: Freedom!
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Breaking Free!
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Sep, 2016
Summary: If you want to break free from the sinful habits and attitudes that keep you from soaring, listen to God and believe Him when He tells you, "I am setting you free!"
Series: Freedom!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Galatians 1:1-5
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 338
Patrick O'Loughlin avatar
People of Grace
Shared by: Patrick O'Loughlin on Aug, 2016
Summary: This sermon addresses who people of Grace are and what grace has done for us
Scripture: Galatians 1:1-6:18
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 225
Howard Strickland avatar
Paul’s Testimony- A Revelation Of Jesus Christ Pt.5
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Jul, 2016
Summary: Paul begins with three negatives, likely direct disproof of his opponents’ claims that Paul’s credentials were untrustworthy. 1. Paul’s gospel was not according to man. 2. It was not received from man. 3. It had not been taught to him.
Howard Strickland avatar
Why Would A Free Man Go back into Bondage?
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Jul, 2016
Summary: "To tamper with the gospel is to trouble the church... Indeed the church's greatest troublemakers (now as then) are not those outside who oppose, ridicule and persecute it, but those inside who try to change the gospel... Conversely, the only way to....
Rick Burdette avatar
Being One
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jun, 2016
Summary: Jesus, The Gospel, Servants of Christ
Series: One Church
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Galatians 1:1-10
Views: 1,340
Gerald Roberts avatar
"What I have Learned"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Jun, 2016
Summary: Paul share in the text what he has learned: he learned astonishing things, he learned he was called by grace, he learned he was called to proclaim, he learned though life was rough still praise God, and he learned after I knew Christ others praised God.
David Owens avatar
Training in the Desert
Shared by: David Owens on May, 2016
Summary: This sermon is based on Charles Swindoll's book, Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit, chapter 4. In this sermon, we explore the need to grow deep with God through time spent with God in solitude, silence and service.
Troy Campbell avatar
The Fear of Man
Shared by: Troy Campbell on Mar, 2016
Summary: We must be careful to follow God and not man. And we cannot let the fear of man determine our choices in life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Galatians 1:10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 295
Bharat Raaya avatar
He has done for us
Shared by: Bharat Raaya on Mar, 2016
Summary: Poor knowledge of the finished work of Christ on the cross can keep us bereave us of the benefits of our faith in living God.
Scripture: Galatians 1:4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 181
bala samson avatar
Fifteen days with Peter
Shared by: bala samson on Feb, 2016
Summary: Peter and Paul would have discussed, talked, pondered and reminisced about Jesus! Paul must have gobbled up every bit of delicious news about Jesus! 15 days they discussed nothing but JESUS!
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So Soon Removed
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jan, 2016
Summary: To establish that these saints have become removed from the gospel of Christ, the message that was ordained by God from eternity, unto another gospel. This lesson deals with the false notion of “once saved, always saved.”
Brad Beaman avatar
The Gospel: Freedom
Shared by: Brad Beaman on Nov, 2015
Summary: It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. We are called to seek God. Trust Christ by faith. You were saved by grace. The result is freedom. You who are saved stand firm in your freedom. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Series: Galatians
Scripture: Galatians 1:12-5:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 392
Matthew Kratz avatar
The Sola's of the Reformation
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Nov, 2015
Summary: 1) Scripture alone (sola Scriptura), 2) Grace alone (sola gratia), 3) Faith alone (sola fide), 4) Christ alone (solus Christus), and 4) The glory of God alone (soli Deo gloria).
Brad Beaman avatar
The Gospel: Changing Lives
Shared by: Brad Beaman on Aug, 2015
Summary: Paul had a radical change by the gospel. His life was so radically changed that it was beyond what many could believe. Paul who had previously been the most fearsome persecutor of Christians is now preaching the gospel. He met Jesus.
Series: Galatians
Brad Beaman avatar
The Gospel: God’s Only Way
Shared by: Brad Beaman on Aug, 2015
Summary: In the book of Galatians Paul does everything he can to establish that any other Gospel other than faith in Christ is no gospel at all. In so many areas of life we have many good options. When it comes to the gospel there is only one way.
Series: Galatians
Scripture: Galatians 1:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 478
T.J. Conwell avatar
There is no other Gospel
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Aug, 2015
Summary: Man would never write a book about how sinful and wretched he is. The Bible will always point us to our need for a Savior, and Paul reminds the church in Galatia of this critical fact that many of them have seemed to have forgotten!
Series: Galatians
John Gullick avatar
Building well - cladding - establishing your Christian identity
Shared by: John Gullick on Jul, 2015
Summary: A sermon that suggests thay when we let Christ bu8ld our identity then we are seen to be wrapped in Christ.
Kelly Durant avatar
Doctrines That Free vs Doctrines That Enslave
Shared by: Kelly Durant on Apr, 2015
Summary: Here is a sad reality, any one of us, being unprepared to recognize false ideas, might entertain some belief or practice that does not coincide with Jesus teachings! I have seen us lose a few people from this Church over the years and it saddens me.
Rick Boyne avatar
There’s a New Cult in Town
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Apr, 2015
Summary: There is one Gospel, one Jesus, and only one way of Salvation; God has revealed that to us through the Holy Bible. (A sermon in response to the LDS church coming to town)
Scripture: Galatians 1:6-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 280
Ronald  Thorington avatar
#1 The True Gospel
Shared by: Ronald Thorington on Mar, 2015
Summary: This sermon takes a look a major factor which explains why American Christianity is not producing the fruit of transformed lives. When the true gospel is preached there will be good fruit of transformed lives.
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#2 The False Gospels
Shared by: Ronald Thorington on Mar, 2015
Summary: This the second of 66 sermons on transformation. This sermon deals with two popular false gospels that have been preached for the last 50 years.
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The Apostleship of Paul
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2014
Summary: Paul had a personal encounter with the resurrected Lord, and was chosen, called, commissioned and sent by Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Galatians 1:11-18
Views: 359
Paul Foster avatar
Introduction to Galatians
Shared by: Paul Foster on Dec, 2014
Summary: An Introduction to Paul's Letter to the Galatian Church
Scripture: Galatians 1:1-5
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 523
Paul Foster avatar
No Other Gospel
Shared by: Paul Foster on Dec, 2014
Summary: Part of a sermon series on Galatians
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Galatians 1:6-10
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 567
Mike Fogerson avatar
How to Make Your Reputation as a Believer Precede You
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Nov, 2014
Summary: A church without evangelism is a contradiction in terms, just as fire that does not burn is a contradiction.
Scripture: Galatians 1:22-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 510
Stephen E. Trail avatar
The Osteen Effect
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Oct, 2014
Summary: A sermon that warns of the dangers of "another" gospel.
Scripture: Galatians 1:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,312
Kevin L. Jones avatar
From This Moment On
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Sep, 2014
Summary: A description of our new life in Christ
Series: Galatians
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: Galatians 1:13-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,744