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Summary: The motivation to preach is in this text. It is the call of God. Please note all points and sub-points are tied to the scripture. This sermon is expository in style, you will have to open, and keep open, your Bible to get full benefit.

SENT TO PREACH

Gal 1:1-5 NASB

1 Paul, an apostle (not {sent} from men, nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren who are with me, to the churches of Galatia: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us out of this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom {be} the glory forevermore. Amen.

INTRODUCTION

1. How . . Was Paul Sent to Preach?

2. What . . Was Paul Sent to Preach?.

3. Why . . Was Paul Sent to Preach?.

1.How . . Was Paul Sent to Preach? v 1-2

1. Paul, an apostle (not {sent} from men, nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren who are with me, to the churches of Galatia:

A. Sent to Preach as One Who Has . .Apostleship.

v 1 a "Paul, an apostle . . . "

B. Sent to Preach as One Who Has . . Authority.

v 1 b ". . . (not {sent} from men, nor through the

agency of man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father,

C. Sent to Preach as One Who Has . . Associates.

v 2 "and all the brethren who are with me, to the churches

of Galatia:

Illustration

As a new Christian I got to spend a lot of time with some of our deacons. One in particular talked of how as a brand new deacon he was helped by some of the great old deacons in our church.

He related an experience in one of the first deacon meetings he attended. It seems the new pastor who follow a man who had been there for 29 years was not liked by some of the people of the church. One deacon stood in the deacons meeting and made a motion "lets fire the preacher." He is on vacation and we can just notify him not to come back to our church." Another deacon named Ira Keeny stood and said "I would not treat a dog that way much less my pastor." This new deacon said "that man’s courage helped me. It also helped the preacher.

Illustration

About 6 months ago there was a distrubance in our church that could have gotten out of hand. I went to talk to a deacon about it. I found him in the prayer room, and he had already taken care of the problem. All pastors need those kind of associates.

ILLUSTRATION Topic: Call Subc: Divine, To Leadership Index: 1790

There are three types of Christians who respond to the call of service:

1. Rowboat Christians -- have to be pushed.

2. Sailboat Christians -- always go with wind.

3. Steamboat Christians -- make up their minds where they ought

to go and go there regardless of wind and weather.

APPLICATION SENT TO PREACH

We Looked at: How Paul Sent to Preach,

Now Look at What Paul was Sent to Preach

2. What . . Was Paul Sent to Preach? v 3

3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ,

A. Sent to Preach the . . Definition of Grace.

v 3 a "Grace to you . . . "

B. Sent to Preach the . . Development of Grace.

v 3 b ". . . and peace . . . "

C. Sent to Preach the . . Derivation of Grace.

v 3 c ". . . from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ,


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