Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 3 Study # 1
November 14, 2010
Dayton, Texas
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<040> Thesis: The recurring question of Paul's "motives" indicates how critical "motives" are in both the preaching of the Gospel and the receiving of that Gospel. Introduction: In our concluding study of 1:6-9 we looked into the implications of the methodology of the Gospel as "preaching" and "receiving". We saw that both elements are drenched in the biblical concept of "grace" wherein God sponsors beneficial actions with no regard for the activities of those for whom the actions are taken. The Gospel was preached in Galatia by the grace of God and the Galatians received it because of the grace of God. Paul's summary declaration is that the Galatians had been "summoned" to God by grace so that a living, working relationship could begin between a Truth Teller and Truth receivers. This evening, with preaching and receiving in our minds, we are going to look into Galatians 1:10 so that we might understand what Paul is attempting to do by means of his words.