Saul and Jesus

Saul Becomes Paul

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The Acts of the Apostles
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The Conversion of Saul Where Saul Becomes Paul

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The Conversion of Saul Where Saul Becomes Paul in Name

Happy you could visit for another slice of Daily Bread. This chapter of Acts is about the man Saul that I told you to keep an eye out for, because you'd be hearing more about him.

Saul was going around making threats about slaughter against the disciples of Jesus. He went to the high priest and asked him to write letters to the synagogues of Damascus, allowing him if he found anyone preaching about Jesus Christ, whether man or woman, to bring them as prisoners to Jerusalem. The high priests agreed to his request.

On his way to Damascus, when he was near the city, suddenly a light from heaven shined around Saul, and he fell to the earth, and heard a voice say to him, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? He answered, Who are you Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus, whom you persecute, it's hard for you to kick against the goads. Time for a Daily Bread Crumb here. What is a goad? It's something sharp, and kicking something sharp is ... Well, why do it? So here's Jesus saying in His unique way, Saul, Saul, it's silly for you to try to be something you're really not. Why are you fighting against what's right?

Saul, trembling and astonished said, Lord, what do you want me to do? Jesus said, Get up and go into the city and you'll be told what you must do. The men who traveled with Saul, stood speechless, because they could hear Jesus' voice but they couldn't see anybody. Saul stood up and opened his eyes, but he was blinded, so they led him by the hand into Damascus.

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The Conversion of Saul as Saul Becomes Paul

For three days, Saul was without sight, and he didn't eat or drink anything either. There was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias, and the Lord called to him in a vision, Ananias. And he answered, I'm here Lord. And the Lord said, Get up and go into the street named Straight, and ask in the house of Judas for a man named Saul, of Tarsus. He's praying and has seen a man named Ananias in a vision coming in and putting his hand on him, so he can see again.

Ananias answered, Lord, I've heard about this man from many people and how much evil he's done to your saints at Jerusalem, and here in Damascus he has permission from the chief priests to bind anyone who calls on your name. But the Lord said to him, Be on your way, because he is a chosen vessel to me, to carry my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel. I'll show him what great things he must suffer for my name's sake. Ananias went his way, and entered into the house of Judas, and putting his hands on Saul said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on your way to Damascus, has sent me, so that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Immediately, as if they were scales, fell from Saul's eyes and he could see, and he stood up and was baptized. And when he ate, he was strengthened, and he stayed with the disciples who were in Damascus for several days. Without hesitation, Saul preached in the synagogues, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Everyone who heard him was amazed, saying, Isn't this the man who destroyed all who called on Jesus name in Jerusalem, and came here with that intent, so he could bind them and bring them to the chief priests?

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The Conversion of Saul & Saul Becomes Paul

Why would the Lord choose someone like Saul to convert? Why would He choose His enemy to spread His word? The question is ... Why wouldn't He? Who would better prove the salvation of the Lord, than the most unlikely candidate?

Saul increased more in strength, and confused the Jewish people who lived in Damascus, proving that this truly is Christ. The Jewish people made plans to kill Saul, but their plot was known to him, and they watched the city gates day and night to kill him. Then the disciples took him in the middle of the night, and let him down by the wall, to get out of the city, in a basket.

When Saul arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, and didn't believe that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and told them how he had seen the Lord and that He had spoken to him, and how Saul had preached boldly in Damascus in the name of Jesus. (Remember Barnabas was the Levite from Cyprus who sold his land and brought the money to the apostles when the Christians first started living in commonwealth.)

They then accepted Saul, and he was with them in their ministry both in and out of Jerusalem. He spoke boldly in the name of Jesus and disputed against the Grecians, but they wanted to kill him. When the other disciples found out, they brought Saul down to Caesarea, and sent him out to Tarsus (where Saul was from).

Saul and Jesus Bible Study Discussion
The Conversion of Saul and Why Saul Becomes Paul

Then there was peace in the Churches throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria, and people were enlightened, and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, and Christians were increased in number.

Now, it came to pass, that as Peter traveled throughout the region, he went down also to the saints who lived in Lydda. There was a man named Aeneas, who was bedridden for eight years, and paralyzed. Peter said to him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you, stand up and make your bed. And he stood up immediately. Everyone who lived in Lydda and Saron saw him and believed in the Lord.

And there was a disciple in Joppa named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas, which means, Clear-sighted; A roe-deer. She was full of good works and works of mercy that she did. She was sick and died, and they prepared her body and laid her in an upper room. As Lydda was near Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent two men to him, asking him if he would hurry and come to them.

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The Conversion of Saul - Saul Becomes Paul Summary

Peter went with them, and when they got to Joppa, they brought him into the upper room, and all the widows stood by him weeping and showing him the coats and garments that Dorcas had made while she was with them. Peter sent them all out, kneeled down and prayed, and turning toward her, said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up. He held out his hand and lifted her up, and then brought her out alive to the saints and widows.

It was heard about all through Joppa, and many believed in the Lord, and it came to pass that Peter stayed many days in Joppa with a man named Simon who was a tanner. Some pretty amazing acts of the apostles, wouldn't you say? Just a couple of little things to note. Luke refers to the Christians as Saints. That's just so cool. And also, we've just learned that disciples are women as well as men. Discipleship has no gender, so keep that in mind. There's still more about Saul coming up in future chapters, but don't miss our study tomorrow, when Peter has an important vision. We'll look into that in our next Daily Bread.

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare