October 3, 2021
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons, as also the high priest and all the Council of the elders can testify. From them I also received letters to the brothers, and started off for Damascus in order to bring even those who were there to Jerusalem as prisoners to be punished. Acts 22:4-5
“So I thought to myself that I had to act in strong opposition to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. And this is just what I did in Jerusalem; not only did I lock up many of the saints in prisons, after receiving authority from the chief priests, but I also cast my vote against them when they were being put to death. And as I punished them often in all the synagogues, I tried to force them to blaspheme; and since I was extremely enraged at them, I kept pursuing them even to foreign cities. Acts 26:9-11
For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it; and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions. Galatians 1:13-14
“I was shown mercy.” 1 Timothy 1:13
An Is Needed!
Life has unexpected .
For more than 30 years Saul his own .
For the 1st time in life, Saul found himself a desperate .
Paul would have said he was on for God.
He measured his Godly relationship by what he was .
“and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’” Acts 9:4
Isn’t it strange – God knew his ?
That means God everything.
Here’s something to think about:
“God never anything and He is never .”
Christian conversion is a event.
Notice – Paul was .
“Who are you, Lord?” (v.5)
The truth of true repentance is – the mind makes a .
What Is A ?
And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew dialect, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ Acts 26:14
This is a image.
The more you the more there is into the .
This statement indicates God’s on Saul for some time.
come in all shapes and .
Principles To Live By:
1st God wants us to our and to believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God and to Him personally.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. Romans 3:23-25ab NLT
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 NLT
2nd There is nothing that we cannot be for.
3rd God has been working in our to bring us to .
4th Our part is a , to , to .
5th When we respond and accept we are our next because we are .
And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank. Acts 9:9