PAULíS GOSPEL

Sunday Morning:  January 5, 2003

Text: Galatians 1:10-12  "For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

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."

PAULíS GOSPEL IS NEW LIGHT

Romans 16:25-26  "Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

26. But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations (Gentiles) for the obedience (being just) of (living by) faith:"

GENTILES, FELLOWHEIRS

Ephesians 3:3, 5-6  "How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; . . .Ē

5. Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

6. That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:"

JUDGED ACCORDING TO PAULíS GOSPEL

Romans 2:16  "In the day when God shall judge the secrets of (saved) men by Jesus Christ (the judgment seat of Christ 2 Cor. 5:10) according to my gospel."

WORKS JUDGED

1 Corinthians 3:12-15  "Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

13. Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

14. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

15. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."

ACCEPTABLE WORKS

2 Corinthians 5:9-11  "Wherefore we labour [ambitious], that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted [well pleasing] of him.

10. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

11. Knowing therefore the terror [fear] of the Lord, we persuade men; . . ."

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

2 John 1:8  "Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought [labored for], but that we receive a full reward."

LOSS OF AUTHORITY

Revelation 3:11  "Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown."

AT ONE TIME, ONLY TO ISRAEL

Matthew 10:5-7  "These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Not a common salvation message.)

CHRIST OF THE SEED OF DAVID

2 Timothy 2:7-12  "Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

8. Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

9. Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

10. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain [to attain or secure] the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal [agelasting] glory.

11. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

12. If we suffer [endure], we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:"

REWARD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

Romans 4:4-8  "Now to him that worketh (present middle, only, no faith) is the reward not reckoned of grace (by faith), but of debt.

5. But to him that worketh not, but believeth [present active] on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

6. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works (alone apart from faith),

7. Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin."

SURE MERCIES OF DAVID

Acts 13:34  "And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David."

RAISED FOR JUSTIFICATION

Romans 4:25  "Who was delivered (the cross) for our offences, and was raised again (to Godís right hand) for our justification."

ONE WHO IS JUSTIFIED

Psalms 32:1-2  "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile."

CONFESSION OF SIN REQUIRED

Psalms 32:5  "I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah."

CONFESSION OF SIN

1 John 1:7-9  "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

8. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

9. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

GOD HAD MERCY ON DAVID

1 Chronicles 20:1-2  "And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, . . .But David tarried at Jerusalem (with Bathsheba not mentioned). And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it. 2. And David took the crown of their king from off his head, . . . and it was set upon David's head:. . ."

JUDGED ACCORDING TO PAULíS GOSPEL

Romans 2:6-9  "Who will render [reward, give] to every man according to his deeds [works, labor]:

7. [agelasting life] To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality [incorruption], eternal [agelasting] life: [goes at the beginning of the verse]

REAPING INCORRUPTION

Galatians 6:8-9  "For he that soweth (is to labor) to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth (is to labor) to the Spirit (little ďsĒ in spirit. This is the Abba spirit of His Son, not the Holy Spirit) of  shall of the Spirit (Abba spirit) reap life everlasting (incorruption). 9. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

CALLED TO OBTAIN GLORY

2 Thessalonians 2:13-14  "But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation (the glory of our Lord, v.14) through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

14. Whereunto (salvation with glory v.13) he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining (purchase, it cost us, it cost Paul) of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ (the glory of Christís throne, Rev. 3:21)."

REWARD OF THE DISOBEDIENT

8. But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

9. Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

ACCORDING TO PAULíS GOSPEL

Romans 2:16  "In the day when God shall judge the secrets of (saved) men by Jesus Christ (the judgment seat of Christ 2 Cor. 5:10) according to my gospel."

THE BURDEN OF PAULíS GOSPEL

Colossians 1:27-28  "To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery (Paulís gospel) among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28. Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every (saved) man perfect [complete] in Christ Jesus:"