The apostle Paul zealously, passionately, and tirelessly worked against the spread of the gospel of Christ. His conversion cannot be explained by anything other than divine intervention. Bro. Jeff shares Paul’s fascinating account and the hope and encouragement it provides for us today.
Galatians 1:11-16 (KJV)
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
14 And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.