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The Conversion of Saul (1 Tim. 1:12-16). Persecuting disciples, Acts 9:1-2; 22:3-5; 26:9-12 Persecuting disciples, Acts 9:1-2; 22:3-5; 26:9-12 – Zeal.

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Presentation on theme: "The Conversion of Saul (1 Tim. 1:12-16). Persecuting disciples, Acts 9:1-2; 22:3-5; 26:9-12 Persecuting disciples, Acts 9:1-2; 22:3-5; 26:9-12 – Zeal."— Presentation transcript:

1 The Conversion of Saul (1 Tim. 1:12-16)

2 Persecuting disciples, Acts 9:1-2; 22:3-5; 26:9-12 Persecuting disciples, Acts 9:1-2; 22:3-5; 26:9-12 – Zeal without knowledge (Phil. 3:6) – Violently arrogant, 1 Tim. 1:13; Acts 5:39 Saul on the Road to Damascus 2

3 3 A PPEARANCE A PPEARANCE Acts 9:3-9 -Visible and audible, 9:3-5, 7 -Visible and audible, 9:3-5, 7 -Self-examine and ID, 9:4-5 -Self-examine and ID, 9:4-5 -Saul believes, 9:6 -Saul believes, 9:6 -Command, 9:6-9 -Command, 9:6-9 Jesus and Saul

4 Saul in Damascus Acts 9:10-19 Ananias, 9:10-16 (22:12) – His faith tested, 9:10, – When he went to Saul… Sight restored, 9:12, Baptized, 9:18; 22:14-16 Holy Spirit received, 9:17 Apostle, 9:15-16; 22:14-15; 26:16 (1 Cor. 15:8-9) – Chosen vessel, 2 Cor. 4:7 – Bear Christ’s name – Learn humility in service and suffering for the Lord 4

5 Saul in Damascus Acts 9:10-19 Saul was saved when he fully obeyed, 9:6 – Saul was not saved on the road to Damascus! – Repentant believer, 9:9 – Praying, 9:11 (cf. 22:16) – When baptized, sins were washed away, 9:18; 22:16 – “Why are you waiting?” 22:16 5

6 6 The Next Several Years D AMASCUS some days, 9:19 D AMASCUS some days, 9:19 Immediately preached, 9:20; Gal. 1:16, Immediately preached, 9:20; Gal. 1:16, (Revelation) (Revelation) A RABIA, Gal. 1:17 A RABIA, Gal. 1:17

7 7 D AMASCUS many days, 9:23 (3 years, Gal. 1:18) D AMASCUS many days, 9:23 (3 years, Gal. 1:18) Death plot, 9:23 Death plot, 9:23 Escaped, 9:24-25; 2 Cor. 11:32-33 Escaped, 9:24-25; 2 Cor. 11:32-33 Escapes Danger in Damascus Acts 9:23-25 Escapes Danger in Damascus Acts 9:23-25

8 8 15 Days Galatians 1:18 15 Days Galatians 1:18 Living down a bad reputation, 9:26-28 Living down a bad reputation, 9:26-28 – His past made the brethren suspicious and fearful, 9:26 – Barnabas vouches for his conversion and Saul is accepted into fellowship, 9:27 – Identifying with faithful brethren, cf. Acts 18:27 – Lessons on forgiveness and unity, 9:27-28 – Hellenist Jews try to kill Saul, 9:29 – Saul wanted to stay, but was delivered by the Lord and sent to T ARSUS, 9:30; 22:17-21 Back to Jerusalem Acts 9:26-30 Back to Jerusalem Acts 9:26-30

9 9 About 400 miles About 400 miles

10 10 Churches in Palestine Acts 9:31-43 Churches in Palestine Acts 9:31-43 Peaceful unity and growth, 9:31 Peaceful unity and growth, 9:31 -Edified -Fear of God -Comfort of HS -Multiplied! -Peter’s work in Judea, 9: Healed Aeneas and raised of Tabitha, 9: Many believed on the Lord, 9:35, 42 -Joppa: Simon the tanner, 9:43

11 Saul begins his life of faith in Christ and sacrifice in His service, Phil. 3:4-7 Saul begins his life of faith in Christ and sacrifice in His service, Phil. 3:4-7 – He will face great resistance, but he prevails in Christ, 2 Tim. 4:6-8 – Let us follow his example, Gal. 2:20 11


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