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.

A. I Timothy1:11-12 Put into

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

 

 

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