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      Written by Amy Elsbernd Lefton (Shared with SWORDS)


      “lf any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him’ acknowledge that the things that l write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.”….. 1 Cor. 14:37

      Acts 9:15 Paul a chosen vessel of God.

      Acts 26:16 Paul made a minister and a witness of God.

      Rom. 1:1 Paul called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God.

      Rom. 11:13 Paul made the apostle of the Gentiles.

      Rom. 15:16 Paul the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles.

      Rom. 16:25 Paul preaches “my gospel.”

      1Cor. 1:1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God.

      1Cor. 1:17 Paul sent by Christ.

      1Cor. 3:10 Paul according to the grace of God…called…a wise masterbuilder.

      1Cor. 4:16 Paul instructs “be ye followers of me.”

      1Cor. 11:1 Paul instructs “Be ye followers of me.”

      1Cor. 9: 17 Paul committed with a dispensation of the gospel.

      1Cor. 11:23 Paul “received of the Lord.”

      1Cor. 15:3 Paul delivered “first of all that which I also received.”

      1Cor. 15:8 Paul testifies “And last of all he (Christ) was seen of me also.”

      2Cor. 1:1 Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God.

      Gal. 1:1 Paul an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ).

      Gal. 1:11 Paul certifies “the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.”

      Gal. 1:12 Paul certifies “I neither received it (the gospel) of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

      Gal. 1:15, 16 Paul certifies “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen.”

      Gal. 2:1-9 Paul enlightens the other apostles with “the gospel of the uncircumcision.”

      Eph. 1:1 Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God.

      Eph. 3:1-9 Paul is given “the dispensation of the grace of God.”

      Phil. 3:17 Paul exhorts “be followers together of me” as “an ensample.”

      Phil. 4:9 Paul exhorts that “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do.”

      Col. 1:1 Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God.

      Col. 1:25-29 Paul made a minister, according to the dispensation of God.

      1Tim. 1:1 Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God.

      1Tim. 1:11 Paul has “the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.”

      1Tim. 1:16 Paul obtained mercy “that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern.”

      2Tim. 1:1 Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God.

      2Tim. 1:11 Paul appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

      2Tim. 2:8 Paul preached that Christ was raised according to “my gospel.”

      Titus 1:1 Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ.

      Titus 1:3 Paul in due times manifested his (God’s} word through preaching, “which is committed unto me.”

      The Apostle Peter Establishes Pauline Authority:

      Acts 15:11,12 “But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we (Jews) shall be saved, even as they (Gentiles). Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.”

      Gal 2:2-9 ‘ “…for they…added nothing to me: But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me (Paul) as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter,…they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship.”

      2Pet. 3:15-18 “…even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things…”


      “I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved … that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

      – 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 (KJB)

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