Galatians 1 - NIV
17 I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus.
19 I saw none of the other apostles—only James, the Lord’s brother.
20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.
21 Then I went to Syria and Cilicia.
22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
23 They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.”
24 And they praised God because of me.
Sermons on Galatians 1
Contributed by Howard Strickland on Jul 17, 2016
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.
Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Jun 1, 2016
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.