Paul, an Apostle


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 brethren who are with me,
To the churches of Galatia: Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, 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, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Galatians 1:1-5)

The letter to the Galatians was written by Paul.

Paul was an apostle. 

The apostles were the early followers of the Lord Jesus Christ who carried the Christian message into the world. They preached the gospel, or the Word of God.

An apostle is not from men nor through man. No man can appoint himself or others as an apostle. Apostleship is a gift of God.

Apostleship is conferred by God the Father through the Lord Jesus Christ. God the Father had raised the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, and the work of spreading the Word of God was given to the apostles. 

The apostle Paul included his brethren in his letter. It is a good practice to emphasise teamwork and unity among Christians.

The letter to the Galatians was a secular letter to the churches in Galatia.

The apostle Paul greeted the Galatian Christians with the grace and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. All good things come from God, and it is always a good practice to admit our dependence and submission to God.

Galatian 1:3-5 deserves our attention: "our Lord Jesus Christ, 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, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen".

Grace and peace are given through our Savior Jesus Christ. God the Father sacrificed His Son to save us from the present evil age. The Lord Jesus Christ gave Himself up willingly for our sins. He died for our sins on the cross at Calvary.

Salvation belongs to the LORD. Glory be to God forever and ever. Amen.


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