The Call - Called to the Gentiles

Series: The Call

Sunday, February 25, 2018 | By Gary Holmes

The Call- Called to the Gentiles

"It seems that God’s call comes with no clear direction except to “Go!” We want to enter the address into our GPS, but know our destination is not always accompanying our call. We must learn to be faithful with putting one foot in front of the other on this journey. It means paying close attention to the signs that are around us. This is the story of Paul’s calling, being faithful as God was revealed in each episode of his journey. Is it possible for you and me to be faithful to our calling, even if we don’t have all the details?"

Gary Holmes


Associated Scripture Passage(s):

Galatians 1:13-2:1

Galatians 1:13-2:1

13 For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. 14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone; 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. 20 (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!) 21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me.

2:1 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. (ESV)

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