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Today I’d like you to think about a major change that occurred in your life. Is change difficult? Why? What’s the most important type of change we’ll experience in our lives?
But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank. (Acts 9:1-9 ESV)
What signs of transformation do you see in this story about Saul? Do any parallel your life, or those you know?
How do you think Ananias and the other disciples like Peter felt about helping Saul? How would you feel?
If someone asked how following Jesus has changed your life, how would you answer? Now, how can you make that apparent to even those who haven’t asked?