the team

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Galatians 1:1-2 (JDV)

Galatians 1:1 Paul, a missionary1 – not sent from humans or by a human, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from the dead –

Galatians 1:2 and all the brothers who are with me: To the congregations2 of Galatia.

the team

Not all of Paul’s letters were written by himself alone. Some of them – like Galatians – appear to have been a team effort, and Paul shows this by including them in his introductory salutation. In some cases, this explains the places where the first person plural is used (e.g. 1:8,9; 2:4). I can imagine Paul dictating his letter, and other members of the team perhaps putting in a sentence or two, or reminding him of something to include.

God does not need to work through individuals alone. When a team is dedicated to the same mission, and cooperate to get the mission accomplished, God is glorified in that.

Lord, thank you for those who work together to accomplish your missions work.

1ἀπόστολος

2ἐκκλησία

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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