The High Stakes of the Gospel
Topic: Gospel Scripture: Galatians 1:1–1:5
Title: The High Stakes of the Gospel
3 Questions Paul answers these verses:
1. Who is Paul?
2. What has God done?
3. What is at stake?
Who is Paul?
General - Someone sent on behalf of another with delegated authority
Specific - A group of specific men who spent time with Jesus, saw Jesus risen, and who were commissioned specifically by Jesus to have his authority and power to build the Church
New Apostolic Reformation
Not New - People have claimed it before
Not Apostolic - Do not biblically qualify for office of Apostle
Not a Reformation to be part of
What has God done?
God the Father:
1 - Raised Jesus from the dead
2 - Salvation through Jesus was according to his will
What is at stake?
1 - The truth of the gospel
2 - The survival and purity of the Church
3 - Grace and peace from God
4 - Being delivered from this present evil age
5 - God's will being accomplished in salvation
6 - The glory of God
Who is this for?
This is for all - and only - those who receive the good news coming through the Apostle Paul from God the Father about his Son Jesus Christ