Paul and the Apostles
The Independence & Affirmation of the Gospel Paul Preaches
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Introduction: Living the delicate balance of conviction in community.
Community: The Presentation of Paul’s Message (2:1-3)
• Paul’s Companions: Barnabas and Titus (2:1)
• Paul’s Motivation: A revelation (2:2a)
• Paul’s Humility: Submitted for approval (2:2b)
• Paul’s Conviction: No circumcision (2:3)
Bondage: The Opposition to Paul’s Message (2:4-5)
• The Issue: Liberty versus Bondage (2:4)
• The Resolution: The truth of the gospel protected (2:5)
Support: The Endorsement of Paul’s Message (2:6-10)
• Reputation: No significance to God or Paul (2:6)
• Partnership: Peter to Jews and Paul to Gentiles (2:7-9)
• Compassion: Remember the poor (2:10)
The Gospel Truth:
The Gospel is lived out in community,
but never retreats from the liberty of grace.
- Monday: Ephesians 3:1-13
- Tuesday: Acts 11:19-26
- Wednesday: Acts 11:27-30
- Thursday: Colossians 2:20-23
- Friday: Galatians 2:11-14
Next Steps from Today’s Message
- I will take an intentional step to live more faithfully in
community. I will _________________________.
- I will make sure to stand for the liberty provided in the gospel.
Home Church Questions
- Read Galatians 2:1-10.
- Is there anything that was new, memorable, or meaningful from this week’s message?
- Is there an immediate application you know you need to make?
- What are the benefits of living in community?
- How does community help with our beliefs?
- How does community help us with our behaviors?
- Who are your “companions in ministry”?
- Paul did not need the endorsement of the “pillars” but he
appreciated it. How does that work?
- How can we be better at “remembering the poor”?
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OCC Packing Party We are just weeks away from our Operation Christmas Child packing party Monday, September 25, 6–9pm, here at Fellowship. We will need as many hands as possible to help pack 2,400 boxes which will go around the world with the message of the gospel! Childcare provided for kids 5 and under. Please come join us for this exciting, fun, kingdom work! Contact Dawn Wilson for questions or more information.
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