QUESTION: Was Paul's Apostleship different than the Apostle Peter?
Thought: Did God have a need for the Thirteenth Apostle?
I. Was the Apostle Paul called of God to be an Apostle?
A. 1 Corinthians 1:1 Through the will of God
B. Romans 1:1 Separated unto the Gospel of God
C. Galatians 1:1 Not of men- Neither by man
II. Was Paul sent of God?
A. ACTS 26:16-17 I send Thee
B. JOHN 13:20 Whosoever I send
C. Romans 11:13 Apostle of the Gentiles
NOTE: The Gentiles must receive Paul, who has the words of the Lord Jesus Christ to them. I Timothy 6:3
III. What was Paul given to preach?
A. Galatians 1:11-12 Revelation
B. I Corinthians 15:1-4 Paul received the Gospel of Christ
C. I Timothy 1:15-16 Paul was first to receive.
IV. Who was Paul's ministry to?
A. I Timothy 2:7 Ordained for Gentiles
B. II Timothy 1:11 Appointed for Gentiles
C. I Timothy 1:16 Pattern for salvation
V. Did Paul know something the 12 Apostles didn't know?
A. Galatians 2:6-7 The Apostles saw Paul's Gospel
B. Galatians 2:7 Gospel of the Uncircumcision
NOTE: There are two Gospels in Galatians 2:7
PETER'S- Gospel of the Circumcision
PAUL'S-Gospel of the UnCircumcision
VI. Did the holy Spirit separate Paul from the other Apostles?
A. ACTS 13:1-2 Barnabas and Saul
NOTE: Saul is the Apostle Paul, ACTS 13:9
B. Galatians 2:8 holy Spirit effectual in Paul.
VII. Was Paul given a dispensation of the Gospel?
A. I Corinthians 9:16-17 Unto Me (Paul)
B. Romans 1:15-16 To Preach
NOTE: The Power of God unto Salvation is the Gospel of Christ
VIII. Was Paul sent by God with the same command as the 12?
A. Matthew 28:18-20 TEACH---BAPTIZE---OBSERVE
I Corinthians 1:17-18 NOT TO BAPTIZE---PREACH
IX. Was Paul sent with the keys to the Kingdom or a dispensation?
A. Matthew16:17-19 Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven
B. Ephesians 3:1-4 Dispensation of the Grace of God
NOTE: Dispensation of the Grace of God was to the Gentiles who Paul was writing.
X. What was Paul's true ministry?
A. II Corinthians 5:17-19 Ministry of Reconciliation
B. Romans 10:1-4 That Israelite people would submit to the righteousness of God without the Law.
C. Ephesians 1:13 The Gentile might trust the Gospel of Christ and be sealed.
D. I Timothy 2:4-6 That all men might be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.
NOTE: I Timothy 2:7 Paul was ordained so that the Gentiles would see the truth.
XI. Paul was counted to be faithful by Christ Jesus thus he was put into the ministry.
A. I Timothy1:11-12 Put into
B. ACTS 20:24 Finish
NOTE: This reflects Paul's question in ACTS 9:6 to the Lord
C. II Timothy 4:5-8 Paul finished his course
XII. Should we follow the Apostle Paul's doctrine?
A. I Corinthians 4:16 Begotten us through the Gospel
B. I Corinthians 11:1 I am of Christ
NOTE: ACTS 26:16-18 Paul's messages open our eyes
XIII. Is Paul's doctrine to be followed and people or preachers that do not follow to be marked or avoided?
A. Romans 16:17-18 AVOID THEM
B. I Timothy 1:3-7 NO OTHER DOCTRINE
C. II Timothy 3:5-10 MY DOCTRINE
D. II Timothy 2:1-4 FAITHFUL MEN
E. Philippians 3:17-19 MARK THOSE THAT TEACH PAUL'S DOCTRINE AS GOOD
F. II Timothy 4:1-2 PREACH THE WORD
WHAT DID THE APOSTLE PAUL DELIVER TO US GENTILES?
THE GIFT OF GOD-
1. Romans 5:17 GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
2. Romans 6:23 GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE
3. Ephesians 2:8-9 GIFT OF SALVATION