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From Saul to Paul!!

based on 57 ratings
Feb 17, 2005
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: Adults

Summary: How God can change you just like the Apostle Paul.

From Saul to Paul

ACTS 9:1-22

There was a family from a very remote area

That visited a very large city for the first time.

They checked into a 4 star Hotel, and they stood

Amazed at the beautiful and impressive site’s.

As they left the reception desk the mans wife

Stopped at the restroom. Then they stopped and

Starred at the elevator, and didn’t have any idea

What they were looking at!!!

About that time an elderly lady hobbled toward the elevator and went inside. The door closed.

About a couple minutes later, the door opened

And out came a stunningly good looking young

Woman.

Dad couldn’t stop staring,

Without turning his head he patted his son on the

Arm and said, Son go get your Mother!!

2nd Corinth 5:17 says;

therefore if any man be in Christ He is a new

creature ; Old things are passed away; behold,

all things are become new.

So you see when Jesus is invited to live in a

Persons heart, that person’s life becomes all new!!

This elevator trick will work just as good when

Christ returns!!!

Here Tonight is the story of a man who was

Majorly transformed into a brand new creation!

His name is was Saul and now Paul, his

story unfolds tonight, In the book of Acts!

Did you know that The Apostle Paul wrote over half of the new testament?

In our reading: Acts 9:1-22 will point out to us

How he lived out the elevator story!!

Lets All Stand for the reading of God’s word!

Before Paul met Christ He was a very different Man and tonight we’ll look at the difference Jesus Christ made in his life and can also make in your life, if you will just accept him as your personal Savior!

Tonight in VS. 1 of our reading you’ll see Saul was against Christ – He was making threats of Murder against the disciples of the Lord.

And in VS. 2 He went to the High Priest and asked for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, that if he found any there who belonged either men or women

That he might take them as prisoners!

Our reading says breathing out murderous threats against followers of THE WAY – The way here

Being the way of Jesus Christ!!

Listen folks The Way to heaven is through Jesus Christ our Lord!

And he was breathing out threats in other passages of scriptures that further tell of His persecution to the believers of Christ!

Acts Chapter 7 tells us that when the religious people got mad at Stephen they dragged him out of the city and stoned him – and meanwhile witnesses laid their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul!!

Then in Acts Chapter 8 there is Saul giving approval to his death, and on that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.

Now there were Godly men that buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.

But Saul began to try to destroy the church.

He went from House to house and dragged off

Men and Women and put them in prison.

Then the rest of Acts chap 9 reminds us that meanwhile, Saul was still speaking murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples.

Now listen folks Saul was probably much like

You and me.

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