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    TOPIC : Who Is the Apostle Paul?

    Question: Should we do as the Bible says and consider what Paul says in II Timothy 2:7?

    Thought : If John 13:20 means what it says then we as Gentiles must receive what Paul the Apostle

    says to us Gentiles. Acts 26:17-18, Romans 11:13

    Reference: We at Grace Bible Study oniy use the King James Bible.

    NOTE : Saul of Tarsus-Acts 22:3 is Paul of Acts 12:9

    I. The Separation of Saul of Tarsus

    A. Galatians 1:1 Apostle-by Jesus Christ

    B. Galatians 1:15 Separated by God

    C. Galalatians 1:15 Called by God's Grace

    II. Heritage of Saul of Tarsus

    A. Acts 21:39 A Jew

    NOTE: Free Born of Rome--Acts 22:25

    B. Philippians 3:5 A Benjamite (Tribe of Benjamin, Numbers 1:36)

    III. Education of Saul of Tarsus

    A. Philippians 3:5 A Pharisee

    B. Acts 22:3 Taught- of Gamaliel

    NOTE: Acts 5:34

    IV . Sauls condition as a Lost man.

    A. I Timothy 1:13 A Blasphemer

    NOTE: Acts 8:1 Consenting unto Stephens death

    B. I Timothy 1:13 A Persecutor

    NOTE: Galatians 1:13 Wasted the church of God

    C. I Timothy 1:13 Ignorant in unbelief

    NOTE: Romans 10:2-3 Had not submitted

    V. Saul the Man---Lost---Pharisee---Traditionalist--- Zealot

    A. Romans 7:l4 Carnal sold under sin

    B. Romans 7:24 Wretched man

    NOTE: The saved Paul was still Romans 7:14 and Romans 7:24

    the only difference was:

    Romans 8:9 Not in the flesh .

    Galatians 2:20 Living by the Faith of Christ

    VI. Saul saved is called Paul

    A. Acts 13:9 Filled with the Holy Ghost

    B. I Timothy 1:16 Obtained mercy to be a Pattern

    C. I Corinthians 15:l-4 Received the Gospel of Christ

    NOTE: Galatians 1:11-12 Revelation

    D. Philippians 3:8 Paul considered his religious things dung

    VII. The Apostle Paul

    A. I Timothy 1:1 Apostleship of Paul by the commandment

    of God our Saviour and the Lord Jesus Christ

    NOTE: Compare this to John 13:20 and note the im-

    portance of receiving what Paul says to us.

    B. Romans 11:13 Apostle Paul's office

    C. I Timothy 2:7 Ordained

    D. I Corinthians 4:15 We as Gentiles are to follow the Apostle

    Paul in doctrine.

    VIII. The Apostle Paul's Gospel

    A. Galatians 1:11-12 Gospel of Christ given to Paul by

    revelation

    B. Galatians 2:7 Paul's Gospel is the Gospel of the

    Uncircumcision (Gentiles)

    C . I Corinthians 2:5-8 Paul's Gospel is a mystery

    D. Romans 2:16 Paul's Gospel is considered His Gospel- "MY Gospel"

    E. I Corinthians 9:16-17 Paul is given a Dispensation of the Gospel

    F. Ephesians 3:l-2 Paul is given a Dispensation of the Grace

    of God to Gentiles

    IX. The Apostle Paul's motive

    A. Galatians 2:20 The life Paul was living in the flesh

    was by the Faith of Christ

    B. I Timothy 2:4-7 The Apostle Paul was ordained to

    testify the fact that Christ gave Himself a

    ransom for ALL,

    C. I1 Timothy 1:9-12 The Apostle Paul was to suffer because

    of the Light of the Gospel of Christ .

    D. II Timothy 2:10 The Apostle Paul endured all things

    for the Elects sake

    E. II Timothy 4:7-8 The Apostle Paul kept the Faith--

    Crown of Righteousness laid up for him

    Conclusion: The Apostle Paul was given to Gentiles as their

    Apostle, We are to consider what he says and the

    Lord will give us understanding in all things.

    PAUL TELLS US TO TRUST THE FACT THAT CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SIN

    AND THAT HE WAS BURIED AND THAT HE ROSE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY

    AND GOD WILL SEAL US WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, Ephesians 1 :13-I4

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