Session 8.23 Starter
Paul knew what it meant to truly change paths. As Saul, he was fervent in his Jewish traditions to the degree that he persecuted Christians. As Paul, he was passionate about spreading the Good News of Christ, and starting Christian churches. Can we imagine being called upon to make such a great shift in perspective and passion? Does God still call us to change paths?
Scripture: Galatians 1:11-24
For I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
You have heard, no doubt, of my earlier life in Judaism. I was violently persecuting the church of God and was trying to destroy it. I advanced in Judaism beyond many among my people of the same age, for I was far more zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. But when God, who had set me apart before I was born and called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, so that I might proclaim him among the Gentiles…