Lesson: Living Free of Sin
Reading: Paul’s former life
Reference: Gal. 1:13-24

Galatians 1:13: For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
Galatians 1:14: And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
Galatians 1:15: But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
Galatians 1:16: To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
Galatians 1:17: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
Galatians 1:18: Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
Galatians 1:19: But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord’s brother.
Galatians 1:20: Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
Galatians 1:21: Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
Galatians 1:22: And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ:
Galatians 1:23: But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
Galatians 1:24: And they glorified God in me.
(KJV)