So Who Discipled You?
Galatians Part 3 1 17 2021
So who discipled you?
Text: Galatians 1:13-24
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:
17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:
23 But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
24 And they glorified God in me.
Let us Pray
Did you have someone who mentored or discipled you in your early days as a Christian. Sometimes it can be a Pastor or A Sunday School Teacher, sometimes it can be a friend, older in the Lord and sometimes it can be someone in your own family. The Apostle Paul had a wonderful conversion experience, one that is perhaps one of the most dramatic in all the scriptures and yet, he did not become a believer today and start preaching tomorrow. I owe my discipleship to several people through the years, Pastor Harold Clark, Gerald Whitlow, Rob Hickey, Dave Parsons, Fred Gee, Jim Reedy, Dave O’kelly. All of these people poured their lives into me to help me become the Christian that I am today. All of them apart from Dave O’kelly are with Jesus now, but they helped disciple me and make me the Christian that I am. Even Preachers and Apostles must be discipled and the key to this discipleship is found in the Words of Paul:
Paul had a quiet time in the Dessert first
Paul returned to the place of his conversion for teaching and fellowship with Ananias, the man who led to Conversion and baptized him.
Sunday School was up this past week! So was attendance and I thank all of you who have been faithfully doing you jobs for the Lord week after week! Hope to see you Wednesday night!
I Love and pray for you all,
Pastor M. E. Rosson