Epistle: Galatians 1:1-12

Greeting
Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God
the Father, who raised him from the dead—and all the brothers who are with me,
To the churches of Galatia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present
evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever
and ever. Amen.

 
No Other Gospel
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of
Christ and are turning to a different gospel—not that there is another one, but there
are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or
an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we
preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If
anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be
accursed.

 
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to
please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

 

Paul Called by God
For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is
not man’s gospel. For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I
received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

 
P: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

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