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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: In order to free ourselves from obsessive attraction to approval and praise we must press the escape key:
Seek only the praise of God and
Change our Story - let God re-write our personal narrative
Summary: Have A Passion For The Gospel. Let God have you. Let God transform You. Let God Love You. And if you do, your heart will begin to hear the music and your feet will learn to dance .... as never before.
Summary: This sermon focuses on Paul's testimony as he defends his apostleship. The sermon is an adaption of a sermon by Ray Pritchard "How a Terrorist Became an Evangelist: The Amazing Story of Paul’s Conversion" (www.keepbelieving.com)
Summary: Let's think about Paul's personal testimony and how it relates to our lives. (two positives and a negative)
1- He did not preach a made-up gospel
2- He did persecute believers in the past
3- He did receive a call from God
Summary: Without attention and energy, we humans will default back to our flesh pleasing ways even after coming to Jesus. That's where the lie of legalism is so pervasive. Paul begins his battle against legalism by contrasting human achievement with grace.
Summary: False teachers sought to undermined Paul’s Spiritual credentials, however he set out to defend his apostleship, explaining once again that he was appointed by God and not by men. Paul was an apostle, “one sent with a commission.” The apostles of Jesus Chr