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Galatians Chapter 1:1-5

He gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age.

Galatians 1:1-5
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Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—
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and all the brothers who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
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who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
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to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
  1. By whom was Paul not made an apostle?
    Galatians 1:1
    Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—
  2. Who else was this letter from, and to whom was it written?
    Galatians 1:2
    and all the brothers who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
  3. How did Paul greet them?
    Galatians 1:3
    Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
  4. Why did Jesus give Himself for our sins?
    Galatians 1:4
    who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
  5. How long will He receive glory for doing this?
    Galatians 1:5
    to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Galatians Chapter 1:6-10

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—not that there is another one.

Galatians 1:6-10
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I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—
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not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
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But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.
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As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
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For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
  1. What were they doing that made Paul marvel?
    Galatians 1:6
    I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—
  2. What are some doing to the gospel of Christ?
    Galatians 1:7
    not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
  3. If anyone, even if angel from heaven preaches another gospel, what will happen to them?
    Galatians 1:8
    But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.
  4. What does Paul say a second time?
    Galatians 1:9
    As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
  5. If he was trying to please men, what would he not be?
    Galatians 1:10
    For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Galatians Chapter 1:11-14

For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel.

Galatians 1:11-14
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For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel.
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For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
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For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.
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And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers.
  1. What was his gospel not according to?
    Galatians 1:11
    For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel.
  2. How had he received the gospel?
    Galatians 1:12
    For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
  3. What had they heard about Paul's former life?
    Galatians 1:13
    For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.
  4. How zealous had Paul been?
    Galatians 1:14
    And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers.

Galatians Chapter 1:15-17

But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles.

Galatians 1:15-17
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But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,
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was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;
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nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
  1. What had been revealed in Paul?
    Galatians 1:15-16
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    But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace,
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    was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;
  2. Where did he go immediately?
    Galatians 1:17
    nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

Galatians Chapter 1:18-20

Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days.

Galatians 1:18-20
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Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days.
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But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother.
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(In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!)
  1. Where did Paul go three years later, and who did he remain with for fifteen days?
    Galatians 1:18
    Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days.
  2. Who else did he see in Jerusalem?
    Galatians 1:19
    But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother.
  3. Was Paul telling the truth?
    Galatians 1:20
    (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!)

Galatians Chapter 1:21-24

They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.”

Galatians 1:21-24
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Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
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And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
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They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.”
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And they glorified God because of me.
  1. Where did Paul go afterward?
    Galatians 1:21
    Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
  2. What did those in Judea not know, and what had they heard about Paul?
    Galatians 1:22-23
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    And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ.
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    They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.”
  3. How did the Judeans respond when they heard about Paul?
    Galatians 1:24
    And they glorified God because of me.