Summary: This sermon explores the change that the gospel makes in the lives of people by looking at the change it made in Paul.
The Power of the Gospel to Change Lives
Galatians 1: 11-24
1. An affirmation of Paul’s authority (11-12).
2. The Paul of the past (13-14).
A. He persecuted the church and tried to
B. He was advancing in Judaism beyond many
Jews his own age.
C. He was extremely zealous for the
traditions of his fathers.
D. It is important to note that many times
the lives that Christ changes are not
total destroyed or dysfunctional. Many
times people are successful and happy but
on the wrong road.
3. An incredible encounter (14-16).
A. “But God,” two of the most important
words in life.
B. God set him apart from birth.
C. God called Paul and revealed His son in
D. God set him apart to preach among the
4. A life of genuine significance (22-24).
A. Unknown to the church of Judea.
B. Verse 23: “The man who formerly
persecuted us is now preaching the faith.”
C. Verse 24: “They praised God because of