In this passage from the book of Galatians, Paul refutes the false teachers that have crept into the church and defends his apostleship, focusing on the truth of the gospel and the transformation of his own life. He points out that his message did not come from man, but that he received it directly from Jesus Christ. He reminds them that before his conversion he had hated and sought to destroy the church, but that God had graciously saved him and called him to preach the gospel. Paul is an example of a transformed life. Like Paul, we too are called to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, bringing glory to God as we live transformed lives as a witness to those around us. From our Sunday service at Grace Bible Church of Bend.