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Acts 9 - AMP

2 And requested of him letters to the synagogues at Damascus , so that if he found any men or women belonging to the Way , he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3 Now as he traveled on, he came near to Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him, 4 And he fell to the ground. Then he heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me ? 5 And Saul said, Who are You, Lord? And He said, I am Jesus, Whom you are persecuting. Many manuscripts do not contain this portion of verse and the first part of verse 6.It is dangerous and it will turn out badly for you to keep kicking against the goad . 6 Trembling and astonished he asked, Lord, what do You desire me to do? The Lord said to him, But arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do. 7 The men who were accompanying him were unable to speak , hearing the voice but seeing no one. 8 Then Saul got up from the ground, but though his eyes were opened, he could see nothing; so they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. 9 And he was unable to see for three days, and he neither ate nor drank . 10 Now there was in Damascus a disciple named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias. And he answered, Here am I, Lord. 11 And the Lord said to him, Get up and go to the street called Straight and ask at the house of Judas for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying . 12 And he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias enter and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight. 13 But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard many people tell about this man, especially how much evil and what great suffering he has brought on Your saints at Jerusalem; 14 Now he is here and has authority from the high priests to put in chains all who call upon Your name. 15 But the Lord said to him, Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of Mine to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the descendants of Israel; 16 For I will make clear to him how much he will be afflicted and must endure and suffer for My name's sake. 17 So Ananias left and went into the house. And he laid his hands on Saul and said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, Who appeared to you along the way by which you came here, has sent me that you may recover your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit. 18 And instantly something like scales fell from eyes, and he recovered his sight. Then he arose and was baptized, 19 And after he took some food, he was strengthened. For several days he remained with the disciples at Damascus. 20 And immediately in the synagogues he proclaimed Jesus, saying, He is the Son of God! 21 And all who heard him were amazed and said, Is not this the very man who harassed and overthrew and destroyed in Jerusalem those who called upon this Name? And he has come here for the express purpose of arresting them and bringing them in chains before the chief priests. 22 But Saul increased all the more in strength, and continued to confound and put to confusion the Jews who lived in Damascus by comparing and examining evidence and proving that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah). 23 After considerable time had elapsed, the Jews conspired to put Saul out of the way by slaying him, 24 But their plot was made known to Saul. They were guarding the gates day and night to kill him, 25 But his disciples took him at night and let him down through the wall, lowering him in a basket or hamper. 26 And when he had arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to associate himself with the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, for they did not believe he really was a disciple. 27 However, Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles, and he explained to them how along the way he had seen the Lord, Who spoke to him, and how at Damascus he had preached freely and confidently and courageously in the name of Jesus. 28 So he went in and out among them at Jerusalem, 29 Preaching freely and confidently and boldly in the name of the Lord. And he spoke and discussed with and disputed against the Hellenists (the Grecian Jews), but they were seeking to slay him. 30 And when the brethren found it out, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus . 31 So the church throughout the whole of Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was edified and walking in the respect and reverential fear of the Lord and in the consolation and exhortation of the Holy Spirit, continued to increase and was multiplied. 32 Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he went down also to the saints who lived at Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been bedfast for eight years and was paralyzed. 34 And Peter said to him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ (the Messiah) makes you whole. Get up and make your bed! And immediately stood up. 35 Then all the inhabitants of Lydda and the plain of Sharon saw him and they turned to the Lord. 36 Now there was at Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which means Dorcas. She was abounding in good deeds and acts of charity. 37 About that time she fell sick and died, and when they had cleansed her, they laid in an upper room. 38 Since Lydda was near Joppa , the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him begging him, Do come to us without delay. 39 So Peter rose and accompanied them. And when he had arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood around him, crying and displaying undershirts (tunics) and garments such as Dorcas was accustomed to make while she was with them. 40 But Peter put them all out and knelt down and prayed; then turning to the body he said, Tabitha, get up! And she opened her eyes; and when she saw Peter, she raised herself and sat upright. 41 And he gave her his hand and lifted her up. Then calling in God's people and the widows, he presented her to them alive. 42 And this became known throughout all Joppa, and many came to believe on the Lord . 43 And Peter remained in Joppa for considerable time with a certain Simon a tanner.



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Mark A. Barber avatar
Was Paul the Gentile Moses
Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Feb, 2017
Summary: How is Paul like Moses?
Scripture: Acts 9:1-16
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 0
Pastor (Dr.) Francesca Fajinmi avatar
Eating the fruit of your labor - Part I
Shared by: Pastor (Dr.) Francesca Fajinmi on Dec, 2016
Summary: Our labor bears fruits but the fruits are not worth eating. This sermon debunks the idea that the fruit of our labor is worth eating or enjoying. This is the first part of a two part sermon
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Eating the fruit of your labor - Part II
Shared by: Pastor (Dr.) Francesca Fajinmi on Dec, 2016
Summary: This is the second part of the sermon on "Eating the fruit of your labor". Debunking the notion that the fruit of our labor is worth eating.
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 38
Jonathan Vorce avatar
7 Keys to God's Miracle Working Power
Shared by: Jonathan Vorce on Dec, 2016
Summary: This message addresses 7 areas of interest that can move us closer to experiencing God's miracle working power in our lives. I trust it is a spiritual help to you!
Patrick O'Loughlin avatar
The Lordship of Christ
Shared by: Patrick O'Loughlin on Dec, 2016
Summary: How the Lordship of Christ helps us have courage to take the gospel to the streets
Scripture: Acts 9:1-19
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 0
Rodney Fry avatar
Ananias
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Nov, 2016
Summary: Some of earth’s greatest are often unnoticed and unknown; they do their appointed work and then vanish - This is Ananias
Scripture: Acts 9:10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 26
Scott Jewell avatar
What's Your Story?
Shared by: Scott Jewell on Nov, 2016
Summary: We all have our stories. Let's look at Saul's story to learn how to better tell our own for the sake of the gospel.
Scripture: Acts 9:1-31
Views: 742
Christopher Benfield avatar
The Conversion of Paul
Shared by: Christopher Benfield on Oct, 2016
Summary: Paul's encounter with the Lord brought about a radical transformation in his life. He began a walk of faith with the Lord that offered hope and assurance of eternal life. Of all the walks one takes with the Lord by faith, salvation is by far the best.
Scripture: Acts 9:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 133
Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
WHAT WILL THEY SHOW AFTER YOUR DEATH?
Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Sep, 2016
Summary: It is true that deeds of believers follow them even after death. Thus when death occurs, let us be just this blunt about it, some believers leave a vacuum that just cannot be easily filled. After we become Christians, our deeds do matter here & beyond.
Scripture: Acts 9:36-42
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 90
Archie Norman avatar
Why Join A Church?
Shared by: Archie Norman on Sep, 2016
Summary: Why Join A Church
Series: Church 101
Scripture: Acts 9:26-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 572
Jeff Strite avatar
It Was Grace That Taught My Heart To Fear
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Jul, 2007
Summary: John Newton believed that God’s grace taught him to fear. But we’re not supposed to be afraid of anything are we?
based on 5 ratings
Views: 3,060
Archie Norman avatar
Why "Join a Church"
Shared by: Archie Norman on Aug, 2016
Summary: Church 101
Series: Church 101
Scripture: Acts 9:26-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 126
Dan Carroll avatar
The Life of Paul Part I
Shared by: Dan Carroll on Aug, 2016
Summary: This sermon gives the history of Saul of Tarsus, the Pharisee and his hate for Christians; then explains Saul's conversion to Jesus.
Scripture: Acts 7:54-9:19
Views: 167
Dan Carroll avatar
The Life of Paul Part II
Shared by: Dan Carroll on Aug, 2016
Summary: This sermon speaks of the transformation of Saul to Paul and his journey of growth in the desert.
David Henderson avatar
"Follow that Chariot, Now!"
Shared by: David Henderson on Aug, 2016
Summary: For several years I really struggled with this thing called witnessing. Sharing my faith. Largely because I didn’t really know what to say.
Scripture: Acts 9:26-40
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 178
David Henderson avatar
"The Power of a Proper U-Turn"
Shared by: David Henderson on Aug, 2016
Summary: Turning around can be difficult and painful. I mean let’s face it when you have to turn around there is usually only one good reason. You have realized you’re going in the wrong direction. This is exactly what happened to a man named Saul
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 9:1-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,120
Lynn Malone avatar
The Transformation of a Righteous Man
Shared by: Lynn Malone on May, 2016
Summary: Paul/Saul was a righteous man, but not until he encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus was his life forever changed. This message deals with Paul's transforming encounter with Jesus Christ.
Scripture: Acts 9:1-22
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 565
Curtis E. Nester avatar
A Life Transformed
Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on May, 2016
Summary: Saul encounters Jesus on the road to Damascus and is transformed from a persecutor to a preacher of the Gospel.
Scripture: Acts 9:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 525
Nick S Panico avatar
Straight Street
Shared by: Nick S Panico on May, 2016
Summary: Acts 9 tells of Saul's journey to "Straight Street." It's the journey of a man who was lost in religion and how he finds his way to a real relationship with the Living God. How to get to and live on Straight Street.
Scripture: Acts 9:1-11
Views: 402
David Owens avatar
Learning Humble Dependence
Shared by: David Owens on May, 2016
Summary: This sermon is based on Chapter 5 of Charles Swindoll's book, Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit. It follows the events of Paul's life in Acts 9:20-31.
Scripture: Acts 9:20-31
Views: 344
Dennis Lee avatar
The Damascus Road
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Apr, 2016
Summary: This is the last sermon in the "A Journey To and From Easter." It looks at Saul of Tarsus and his encounter with the Risen Lord Jesus when he became the Apostle Paul. We look at this road being a road of confrontation, change, and challenge.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 9:1-19
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 643
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Do The Small Thing To Show The Main Thing
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Apr, 2016
Summary: What is servant evangelism: It is demonstrating the kindness of God The Love God by offering to do some act of humble service with no strings attached. Do the small thing to show the main thing -- God's Love.
David Owens avatar
The Turning Point
Shared by: David Owens on Apr, 2016
Summary: In this second sermon on the life of Paul, I continue to use Charles Swindoll's book, Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit. This sermon is about Saul's conversion.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 9:1-19
Views: 640
Ernie Arnold avatar
Authentic Christianity in Action
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Apr, 2016
Summary: In this passage we see Authentic Christian in Action - 1. In the Sacrificial Life of Tabitha, 2. In the Faith/Love of Joppa's disciples and 3. In the Spiritual Courage of the Apostle Peter
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 9:36-43
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,163
Gerald Roberts avatar
What Made Ananias a Profound Disciple? He said, "YES"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Apr, 2016
Summary: Somethings that made Ananias a great disciple is he said yes to God when He called, He went, He ministered, He affirmed. We can say Yes to God for He said YES for us.
Scripture: Acts 9:10-22
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 190
Ernie Arnold avatar
Archenemy to Ambassador
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Mar, 2016
Summary: Here is the call/conversion story of Saul . From that story we understand: 1. We need to be open for the Lord's realignments 2. We need to be open for New Spiritual Revelations 3. We need to be ready to accept New Spiritual Assignments
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 9:1-20
Denomination: *other
Views: 153
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
The Call of Paul
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Feb, 2016
Summary: Can one person make a difference? If you think you are too damaged to be used by God, you need to check out what God did with Paul!
Series: The Calling
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Saul of Tarsus' Conversion
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Feb, 2016
Summary: To establish that Saul of Tarsus’ conversion followed the New Testament’s “pattern of conversions” as depicted in the Book of Acts. This lesson dispels the false notion that Saul was saved on the road to Damascus; rather than in the city, 3 days later.
Rick Gillespie- Mobley avatar
God Is Calling You-But I Don't Know God
Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jan, 2016
Summary: This is #4 in our Series God Is Calling You- Sometimes people think they know God, but they really don't. We are all recreating God in our own image. This message deals with Saul's call into the ministry and his false views of Jesus.
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
THREATEN
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Dec, 2015
Summary: The good news gospel of Christ Jesus tested the hearts of the Jewish sect in Jerusalem to threaten believers to persecution but the power of transformation in Apostle Paul made believers out of those who dwelled in disbelief.
Scripture: Acts 4:17-9:2
Denomination: Friends
Views: 104