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    TOPIC: "THE APOSTLESHIP OF PAUL"

    QUESTION: Was Paul's Apostleship different than the Apostle Peter?

    Thought: Did God have a need for the Thirteenth Apostle?

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    I. Was the Apostle Paul called of God to be an Apostle?

    A. 1 Corinthians 1:1 Through the will of God

    B. Romans 1:1 Separated unto the Gospel of God

    C. Galatians 1:1 Not of men- Neither by man

    II. Was Paul sent of God?

    A. ACTS 26:16-17 I send Thee

    B. JOHN 13:20 Whosoever I send

    C. Romans 11:13 Apostle of the Gentiles

    NOTE: The Gentiles must receive Paul, who has the words of the Lord Jesus Christ to them. I Timothy 6:3

    III. What was Paul given to preach?

    A. Galatians 1:11-12 Revelation

    B. I Corinthians 15:1-4 Paul received the Gospel of Christ

    C. I Timothy 1:15-16 Paul was first to receive.

    IV. Who was Paul's ministry to?

    A. I Timothy 2:7 Ordained for Gentiles

    B. II Timothy 1:11 Appointed for Gentiles

    C. I Timothy 1:16 Pattern for salvation

    V. Did Paul know something the 12 Apostles didn't know?

    A. Galatians 2:6-7 The Apostles saw Paul's Gospel

    B. Galatians 2:7 Gospel of the Uncircumcision

    NOTE: There are two Gospels in Galatians 2:7

    PETER'S- Gospel of the Circumcision

    PAUL'S-Gospel of the UnCircumcision

    VI. Did the Holy Spirt separate Paul from the other Apostles?

    A. ACTS 13:1-2 Barnabas and Saul

    NOTE: Saul is the Apostle Paul, ACTS 13:9

    B. Galatians 2:8 Holy Spirit effectual in Paul.

    VII. Was Paul given a dispensation of the Gospel?

    A. I Corinthians 9:16-17 Unto Me (Paul)

    B. Romans 1:15-16 To Preach

    NOTE: The Power of God unto Salvation is the Gospel of Christ

    VIII. Was Paul sent by God with the same command as the 12?

    A. Matthew 28:18-20 TEACH---BAPTIZE---OBSERVE

    I Corinthians 1:17-18 NOT TO BAPTIZE---PREACH

    IX. Was Paul sent with the keys to the Kingdom or a dispensation?

    A. Matthew16:17-19 Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven

    B. Ephesians 3:1-4 Dispensation of the Grace of God

    NOTE: Dispensation of the Grace of God was to the Gentiles who Paul was writing.

    X. What was Paul's true ministry?

    A. II Corinthians 5:17-19 Ministry of Reconciliation

    B. Romans 10:1-4 That Isrealite people would submit to the righteousness of God without the Law.

    C. Ephesians 1:13 The Gentile might trust the Gospel of Christ and be sealed.

    D. I Timothy 2:4-6 That all men might be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.

    NOTE: I Timothy 2:7 Paul was ordained so that the Gentiles would see the truth.

    XI. Paul was counted to be faithful by Christ Jesus thus he was put into the ministry.

    B. ACTS 20:24 Finish

    NOTE: This reflects Paul's question in ACTS 9:6 to the Lord

    C. II Timothy 4:5-8 Paul finished his course

    XII. Should we follow the Apostle Paul's doctrine?

    A. I Corinthians 4:16 Begotten us through the Gospel

    B. I Corinthians 11:1 I am of Christ

    NOTE: ACTS 26:16-18 Paul's messages open our eyes

    XIII. Is Paul's doctrine to be followed and people or preachers that do not follow to be marked or avoided?

    A. Romans 16:17-18 AVOID THEM

    B. I Timothy 1:3-7 NO OTHER DOCTRINE

    C. II Timothy 3:5-10 MY DOCTRINE

    D. II Timothy 2:1-4 FAITHFUL MEN

    E. Philippians 3:17-19 MARK THOSE THAT TEACH PAUL'S DOCTRINE AS GOOD

    F. II Timothy 4:1-2 PREACH THE WORD

    WHAT DID THE APOSTLE PAUL DELIVER TO US GENTILES?

    I Corinthians 15:1-4 THE GOSPEL Romans 3:10-12 NONE GOOD---NOR RIGHTEOUS Romans 3:21-22 RIGHTEOUSNESS IS WITHOUT THE LAW

    THE GIFT OF GOD-

    1. Romans 5:17 GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

    2. Romans 6:23 GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE

    3. Ephesians 2:8-9 GIFT OF SALVATION

    TRUST THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR AND GOD WILL SEAL YOU FOREVER.

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