Sermon, Sunday August 16, 2015

Galatians 1:1-10 (NIV)

Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— and all the brothers and sisters[a] with me, to the churches in Galatia: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

No Other Gospel
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!

10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.


Bulletin Sunday August 16, 2015


Sermon Sunday August 16, 2015 – Andrew Allison Galatians 1:1-10

Sermon Study Questions: Galatians 1:1-10

  1. What gets you cheesed off? What really gets your goat?
  2. Paul doesn’t take too long to begin to express his anger, what has him fuming?
  3. If a false ‘gospel’ leaves people struggling under the weight of unrelenting rules, work together as a group to express what the true gospel looks like.
  4. Paul slings around the word ‘curse’, what might the term ‘curse’ mean in this passage?
  5. What’s the connection between ‘people pleasing’ and the false gospel? Is people-pleasing something you’ve struggled with?

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