- What does Paul say in verses 1-10:
(a) about God;
(b) about Christ;
(c) about himself;
(d) about the gospel?
Note these things carefully, for they lay the foundation on which the epistle rests.
- Verses 11-24. How does Paul show that the gospel is a revelation of God?
What does his personal testimony demonstrate?
What significance has this for the Christians?
Note. Verse 10 is parenthetical Paul appears to have been charged by his opponents with being a man-pleaser. So, after writing verses 8 and 9, he interjects a pertinent question. What he means is: ‘Words such as I Have just written do not look like man-pleasing, do they?