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Acts 22 - AMP

2 And when they heard that he addressed them in the Hebrew tongue, they were all the more quiet. And he continued, 3 I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia but reared in this city. At the feet of Gamaliel I was educated according to the strictest care in the Law of our fathers, being ardent for God, as all of you are today. 4 I harassed (troubled, molested, and persecuted) this Way to the death, putting in chains and committing to prison both men and women, 5 As the high priest and whole council of elders (Sanhedrin) can testify; for from them indeed I received letters with which I was on my way to the brethren in Damascus in order to take also those who were there, and bring them in chains to Jerusalem that they might be punished. 6 But as I was on my journey and approached Damascus, about noon a great blaze of light flashed suddenly from heaven and shone about me. 7 And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me ? 8 And I replied, Who are You, Lord? And He said to me, I am Jesus the Nazarene, Whom you are persecuting. 9 Now the men who were with me saw the light, but they did not hear the voice of the One Who was speaking to me . 10 And I asked, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord answered me, Get up and go into Damascus, and there it will be told you all that it is destined and appointed for you to do. 11 And since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me, and I arrived in Damascus. 12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the Law, well spoken of by all the Jews who resided there, 13 Came to see me, and standing by my side said to me, Brother Saul, Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.look up and receive back your sight. And in that very James Moulton and George Milligan, The Vocabulary.instant I looking up saw him. 14 And he said, The God of our forefathers has destined and appointed you to come progressively to know His will , and to see the Righteous One (Jesus Christ, the Messiah), and to hear a voice from His mouth and a message from His lips; 15 For you will be His witness unto all men of everything that you have seen and heard. 16 And now, why do you delay? Rise and be baptized, and Charles B. Williams, The New Testament: A Translation in the Language of the People: Circumstantial participle expressing manner or means.by calling upon His name, wash away your sins. 17 Then when I had come back to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple , I fell into a trance (an ecstasy); 18 And I saw Him as He said to me, Hurry, get quickly out of Jerusalem, because they will not receive your testimony about Me. 19 And I said, Lord, they themselves well know that throughout all the synagogues I cast into prison and flogged those who believed on (adhered to and trusted in and relied on) You. 20 And when the blood of Your witness (martyr) Stephen was shed, I also was personally standing by and consenting and approving and guarding the garments of those who slew him. 21 And the Lord said to me, Go, for I will send you far away unto the Gentiles (nations). 22 Up to the moment that Paul made this last statement, the people listened to him; but now they raised their voices and shouted, Away with such a fellow from the earth! He is not fit to live! 23 And as they were shouting and tossing and waving their garments and throwing dust into the air, 24 The commandant ordered that Paul be brought into the barracks, and that he be examined by scourging in order that might learn why the people cried out thus against him. 25 But when they had stretched him out with the thongs (leather straps), Paul asked the centurion who was standing by, Is it legal for you to flog a man who is a Roman citizen and uncondemned ? 26 When the centurion heard that, he went to the commandant and said to him, What are you about to do? This man is a Roman citizen! 27 So the commandant came and said to , Tell me, are you a Roman citizen? And he said, Yes ! 28 The commandant replied, I purchased this citizenship for a big price. Paul said, But I was born ! 29 Instantly those who were about to examine and flog him withdrew from him; and the commandant also was frightened, for he realized that was a Roman citizen and he had put him in chains. 30 But the next day, desiring to know the real cause for which the Jews accused him, he unbound him and ordered the chief priests and all the council (Sanhedrin) to assemble; and he brought Paul down and placed him before them.



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Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on May, 2016
Summary: In the end, what we are seeking is the glory of the Father
Scripture: Acts 22:30-23:11
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 86
Jeff Strite avatar
What Jesus touches, He changes.
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Apr, 2016
Summary: His name had been Saul, but that - along with his entire life - was changed when he met Jesus. What changed him and what can we learn from his experience?
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Being ready to share your testimony
Shared by: Leon Dasrath on Jul, 2015
Summary: Jesus has given each and everyone of us a testimony of His grace over our lives, use it for His glory
Series: Acts of God
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Ministry to the Young and our Evangelical Mission
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on May, 2015
Summary: In our quest to be One Church, we must show forth Goodness, Beauty, and Truth, especially to the young.
Scripture: Acts 22:30-23:11
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 1,003
William Akehurst avatar
THE JOURNEY. LIFE ON TRIAL. YOUR WITNESS PLEASE.
Shared by: William Akehurst on Sep, 2014
Summary: Three words in a court of law during the trial examination of the witnesses is..."Your Witness Please..." In similar fashion, as we journey through life, we live a "LIFE ON TRIAL". Question is, WHAT DO WE WITNESS FOR CHRIST in our life?
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Unforgettable Moments
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on May, 2014
Summary: Examining the Unforgettable Moment of conversion in the life of a believer.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Acts 22:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 10,069
Sherm Nichols avatar
And God Sent You
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Jan, 2014
Summary: Sermon examining the commission of every Christian to take the gospel into the world.
Scripture: Acts 22:16-18
Views: 1,223
John McCormack avatar
PAUL'S QUESTION
Shared by: John McCormack on Oct, 2013
Summary: ASKING FOR DIVINE GUIDANCE
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 22:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,311
T.J. Conwell avatar
Seeing, Hearing, and Doing
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Sep, 2013
Summary: Drawing to a conclusion the last 4 weeks we see three important things we MUST respond to: Seeing, Hearing, and Doing what Jesus Christ shows, says, and commands of us.
Scripture: Acts 22:1-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 523
Clay Gentry avatar
Understanding Baptism
Shared by: Clay Gentry on Sep, 2013
Summary: There's a lot of confusion in the religious world regarding baptism. In this lesson, we'll survey the NT teaching on the ancient practice and learn the why's behind doing it.
Scripture: Acts 22:16
Denomination: *other
Views: 502
Ralph Lassiter avatar
Put Your LIfe Where Your Mouth Is
Shared by: Ralph Lassiter on Oct, 2012
Summary: Evangelism isn't easy for all; but all have a story to tell. This message emphasizes the need to not only tell your story but to live your testimony because the strength of your testimony is how you live your life.
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Scripture: Acts 22:1-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,772
David DeWitt avatar
When Stress Gets Tough
Shared by: David DeWitt on Dec, 2011
Summary: Dealing with stress can be difficult. Paul gives us a glimpse of how to handle the issue of stress
Scripture: Acts 22:1-44
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 1,415
allan kircher avatar
Peace in a fearful time
Shared by: allan kircher on Nov, 2011
Summary: We use the word AWESOME to describe ice cream cones while at the same time we sing it over and over again in praise choruses with the attitude of cheer leaders in a pep rally.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 18:9-22:30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,426
Ronnie Miller avatar
Freedom is very expensive. (Veterans day)
Shared by: Ronnie Miller on Nov, 2011
Summary: Freedom has a high price....Mankind ...over all wants to hold others in bondage .....so the most powerful...the rich...can dominate and make the less fortunate serve them as slaves....but, we have laws of our land and ....so far to protect us from that.
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Scripture: Acts 22:25-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,151
Jonathan Russell avatar
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Shared by: Jonathan Russell on Oct, 2011
Summary: This message examines the power that our words can have
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 21:17-22:29
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,340
Jonathan Russell avatar
When Your Back is Against the Wall
Shared by: Jonathan Russell on Oct, 2011
Summary: This message looks at several instances when Paul's back was against the wall, noting what he did to push through the adversity to continue God's mission for his life
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 22:30-26:32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,756
Robert Glass avatar
What Is Baptism, What is it and Who is it for?
Shared by: Robert Glass on Jul, 2011
Summary: This lesson serves to demystify Baptism, by examining What it is and Why we are Baptized
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 22:16-17
Views: 798
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A Rush to Judgment
Shared by: J.D. Tutell on May, 2011
Summary: Paul returns to Jerusalem and faces the same type of misjudgments he had made earlier in life. In the face of such opportunity he takes the opportunity to share his testimony.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 22:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,483
Chuck Sligh avatar
The First Church
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Apr, 2011
Summary: Characteristics of the first church.
Series: Acts
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 22:37-2:47
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 882
Jason Besse avatar
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Shared by: Jason Besse on Nov, 2010
Summary: When we accept Christ we are born again, with all of the rights of a citizen of Heaven.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Acts 22:25-29
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 8,760
Gordon Curley avatar
An unanswerable argument
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
Summary: The power of sharing your testimony. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
Scripture: Acts 21:40-22:30
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 345
Mark Opperman avatar
The Power of Humble Surrender
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Dec, 2009
Summary: One of the greatest lessons we can ever learn is how to humbly surrender ourselves to the One who created us.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 22:1-30
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 3,330
Rev. Mike Willard avatar
Excuses! We are full of them!
Shared by: Rev. Mike Willard on Dec, 2009
Summary: How we live a life as a Christian but offer excueses to not atten worship or serve God.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Acts 22:16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,327
c vincent avatar
'I Know My Rights!'
Shared by: c vincent on Oct, 2009
Summary: The right of Paul as a citizen, and our rights as citizens of heaven.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 22:1-30
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 565
John Visser avatar
Completing The Task
Shared by: John Visser on Jun, 2009
Summary: There may be difficulties, personally and corporately because we never know what is coming, that is a part of life. Yet, Paul goes on to say, “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Je
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Acts 22:20-24
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 3,524
Nigel Heath avatar
PAUL'S UNDERSTANDING OF THIS AGE AND THE AGE TO COME ACTS 22:1-21
Shared by: Nigel Heath on May, 2009
Summary: Paul’ dramatic converstion forced him to re-interpret the cross in the light of the resurrection and assess what it meant as the age to come began to dawn.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 22:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,146
Byron Harvey avatar
A Question of Identity
Shared by: Byron Harvey on Mar, 2009
Summary: Identity determines destiny.
Scripture: Acts 21:37-22:21
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,087
Byron Harvey avatar
The Invisible Hand
Shared by: Byron Harvey on Mar, 2009
Summary: The "invisible hand" of a sovereign God guides Paul (and us!).
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 22:22-23:11
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,821
Richard White avatar
Difference Makers Know their Story
Shared by: Richard White on Mar, 2009
Summary: People are drawn to storytellers. Just as Paul told his story, someone is waiting to hear yours.
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Scripture: Acts 21:49-22:21
Views: 1,344
Jason Jones avatar
Can I Get a Witness?
Shared by: Jason Jones on Mar, 2009
Summary: Exposition of Paul’s testimony that he gave the crowds in the temple mount that had rioted trying to kill him
Series: Acts