Galatians 1: If anyone preaches any other gospel, let him be accursed

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1. Complete Chapter

Galatians 1
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Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead),
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and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
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Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,
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who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
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to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
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I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,
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which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
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But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
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As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
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For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
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But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.
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For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.
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For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.
14
And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
15
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace,
16
to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood,
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nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.
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Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.
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But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
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(Now concerning the things which I write to you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.)
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Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
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And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea which were in Christ.
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But they were hearing only, "He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy."
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And they glorified God in me.

Galatians 1:1-5

2. He gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age

Galatians 1:1-5
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Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead),
2
and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
3
Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,
4
who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
5
to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

  1. By whom was Paul not made an apostle?
    • Galatians 1:1
      Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead),
  2. Who else was this letter from, and to whom was it written??
    • Galatians 1:2
      and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia:
  3. How did Paul greet them?
    • Galatians 1:3
      Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,
  4. Why did Jesus give Himself for our sins?
    • Galatians 1:4
      who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
  5. How long will He receive glory for doing this?
    • Galatians 1:5
      to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Galatians 1:6-10

3. I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel

Galatians 1:6-10
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I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,
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which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
8
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
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As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
10
For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

  1. What were they doing that made Paul marvel?
    • Galatians 1:6
      I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel,
  2. What are some doing to the gospel of Christ?
    • Galatians 1:7
      which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
  3. If anyone, even if angel from heaven preaches another gospel, what will happen to them?
    • Galatians 1:8
      But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.
  4. What does Paul say a second time?
    • Galatians 1:9
      As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.
  5. If  he was trying to please men, what would he not be?
    • Galatians 1:10
      For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.

Galatians 1:11-12

4. The gospel which was preached by me is not according to man

Galatians 1:11-12
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But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.
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For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.

  1. What was his gospel not according to?
    • Galatians 1:11
      But I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man.
  2. How had he received the gospel?
    • Galatians 1:12
      For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Galatians 1:13-14

5. I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it

Galatians 1:13-14
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For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.
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And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

  1. What had they heard about Paul's former life?
    • Galatians 1:13
      For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it.
  2. How zealous had Paul been?
    • Galatians 1:14
      And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

Galatians 1:15-17

6. I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it

Galatians 1:15-17
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But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace,
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to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood,
17
nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

  1. What had been revealed in Paul?
    • Galatians 1:15-16
      15
      But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb and called me through His grace,
      16
      to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood,
  2. Where did he go immediately?
    • Galatians 1:17
      nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

Galatians 1:18-20

7. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him  fifteen days

Galatians 1:18-20
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Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.
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But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
20
(Now concerning the things which I write to you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.)

  1. Where did Paul go three years later, and who did he remain with for fifteen days?
    • Galatians 1:18
      Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.
  2. Who else did he see in Jerusalem?
    • Galatians 1:19
      But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
  3. Was Paul telling the truth?
    • Galatians 1:20
      (Now concerning the things which I write to you, indeed, before God, I do not lie.)

Galatians 1:21-24

8. But they were hearing only, “He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy"

Galatians 1:21-24
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Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
22
And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea which were in Christ.
23
But they were hearing only, "He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy."
24
And they glorified God in me.

  1. Where did Paul go afterward?
    • Galatians 1:21
      Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia.
  2. What did those in Judea not know, and what had they heard about Paul?
    • Galatians 1:22-23
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      And I was unknown by face to the churches of Judea which were in Christ.
      23
      But they were hearing only, "He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy."
  3. How did the Judeans respond when they heard about Paul?
    • Galatians 1:24
      And they glorified God in me.