From God, Not Man – Galatians 1:11-24 – 31 August 2014
This week in Galatians 1:11-24 we hear how Paul’s apostleship and the gospel he proclaims are not some man-made fairytale or fiction, but come from God himself. They therefore carry all the weight and authority of the Lord. To reject this gospel of grace from God, or to distort it in any way, is not simply a matter of choice, it is a matter of life and death. This is not one way among many, but the only way to life and true freedom.
The glorious good news of this gospel of Christ, is that it is the power of God to save. Christ himself comes to those he has set apart and calls them to himself. Even those like Paul who once persecuted the church and tried to destroy it, can be transformed, on the spot, as God in his grace brings life where there was death, and makes blind eyes see. No ‘man-made gospel’ could ever do that!