Uncovering the Gospel in Galatians

EP. 1b | GALATIANS 1:11-24
Hosted by Neil Eukel with Special Guest Tyler Holden


  • The value of having hard conversations | 4:44
  • Reading through Galatians 1:11-24 (NIV) | 5:56
  • Paul defends himself against slander with the truth of the Gospel | 7:45
  • Paul’s dramatic conversion story is an excellence defense | 10:13
  • How to spot a false teacher & the source of truth is the scripture  | 12:20
  • Three teachings that threaten modern Christianity | 16:05
  • The “Health and Wealth Gospel” | 18:26
  • How to avoid a self-centered interpretation of the Bible | 23:24
  • Some thoughts for new believers | 28:24
  • How to guard against Satan’s greatest tool: DECEPTION | 32:54


1 | Guard against false doctrine

In Galatians 1:11-24, we see an excellent example of how Paul quickly and decisively asserts the truth of the Gospel, using his compelling conversion story and pointing back to the consistent truth of scripture.

Paul Called by God
I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.
For you have heard of my previous way of life in Judaism, how intensely I persecuted the church of God and tried to destroy it. I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers. But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being. I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus.
Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas[a] and stayed with him fifteen days. I saw none of the other apostles—only James, the Lord’s brother. I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.

Then I went to Syria and Cilicia. I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” And they praised God because of me. | Galatians 1:11-24

2 | Dive deeper into scripture by asking critical questions

It’s tempting to quickly read a bible passage and then move onto to the next activity in our busy days. In this podcast, Tyler shares how we can learn so much more from scripture by taking the time to investigate the context and ask critical questions.

3 | Learn why the “Health and Wealth Gospel” isn’t biblically sound

It may not seem like the “Health and Wealth Gospel” may be dangerous to our souls, but in fact, it is. When we believe that poor health or financial troubles are a sign that we don’t have enough faith or are too sinful, it can severely damage our ability to trust in him. And it’s just not true. In this life, we will have trouble, but God loves us through it all.


Welcome back to our second episode in our new series True or False, uncovering the Gospel in Galatians. In this episode, Mission Hills member and father of three Tyler Holden and host Neil Eukel explore how to guard against false doctrine by diving deeper into the truth of scripture.

Using Galatians 1:11-24 as a jumping off point, we review how Paul quickly and decisively asserts the truth of the Gospel, using his compelling conversion story and pointing back to the consistent truth of scripture. As Tyler says, “Satan’s greatest tool is deception,” and he walks us through how to seek out the truth in scripture by asking critical questions and investigating the context and deeper meaning of passages.


You can also find us in the following locations, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Make sure to subscribe and leave us a review!