“Paul’s Conversion” – Acts 9:1-9 – Pastor Larry Kassebaum
Houston we have a problem
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Mark Twain
Saul reminds us that an angry person is a fearful person.
Blind but finally seeing clearly
Saul’s encounter with Christ, replaced his hatred and bitterness with courage and confidence.
Saul discovered that living with revelation is far better than living under rules.
Pay attention to the warning lights
There are few dangers God doesn’t warn us about.
Recognize when God is dealing with you and respond.
1. What are some of the reasons, Saul had trouble recognizing Jesus?
2. Where had Saul heard about Jesus’ ministry? Why ou suppose he reacted with anger and fear instead of trust and obedience?
3. Who initiated the encounter: Saul or Jesus? Who initiates our encounters with the Living God?
4. What might Saul have been thinking about both on his journey to Damascus, and during his three days of blindness?
5. How have you experienced God’s presence in your life? Was it in a dramatic way like Paul, or in a quieter, more natural way?
6. What would help you to hear God’s voice more clearly in your life?
7 .This account describes a “turning point” in Paul’s walk of faith. What turning points have you experienced in your spiritual life?