Aug
7
2014

The Conversion Of Saul

Acts 8: 3

The church in Jerusalem began to suffer cruel persecution.  Saul tried to destroy the church; going from house to house, he dragged out the believers, both men and women, and threw them to jail.

Acts 9: 1-6, 8-11, 13-19

Saul kept up his violent threats against the followers of the LORD.  He went to the High Priest and asked for letters of introduction to the synagogues in Damascus.

As Saul was coming near the city of Damascus, suddenly a light from the sky flashed around him.

He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying, “Saul, Saul! Why do you persecute me?”

“Who are you, LORD?” Saul asked.  “I am JESUS, whom you persecute, get up and go into the city, where you will be told what you must do.”

Saul got up from the ground and opened his eyes, but could not see a thing.

For three days he was not able to see, and during that time he did not eat or drink anything.

There was a believer in Damascus named Ananias.  He had a vision, in which the LORD said to him, “Get ready and go to Straight Street, and at the house of Judas ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul.”

Ananias answered, “LORD, many people have told me about this man and about all the terrible things he has done to your followers in Jerusalem.

And he has come to Damascus with authority from the chief priest to arrest all who worship you.”

The LORD said to him,”Go, because I have chosen him to serve me, to make my name known to Gentiles and kings and to the people of Israel.

And I myself will show him all that he must suffer for my sake.”

Ananias went, entered the house where Saul was, and placed his hands on him.

“Brother Saul, the LORD has sent me- JESUS himself, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here.  He sent me so that you might see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”

At once something like fish scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he was able to see again.  He stood up and was baptized; and after he had eaten, his strength came back.

Psalm 19: 1-6

How clearly the sky reveals GOD’s glory! How plainly it shows what He has done!

Each day announces it to the following day; each night repeats it to the next.

No speech or words are used, no sound is heard; yet their message goes out to all the world and is heard to the ends of the earth.

GOD made a home in the sky for the sun; it comes out in the morning like a happy bridegroom, like an athlete eager to run a race.

It starts at one end of the sky and goes across the other.

Nothing can hide from its heat.

Psalm 33: 6-7

The LORD created the heavens by His command, the sun, the moon, and stars by His spoken word.

He gathered all the seas into one place; He shut up the ocean depths in storerooms.

Psalm 36: 5-6

LORD, your constant love reaches the heavens; your faithfulness extends to the skies.

Your righteousness is towering like mountains; your justice is like the depths of the sea.

People and animals are in your care.

Psalm 57: 7-11

I have complete confidence O GOD;

I will sing and praise you!

Wake up my soul! Wake up, my harp and lyre!

I will wake up the sun.

I will thank you, O LORD, among the nations.

I will praise you among the peoples.

Your constant love reaches the heavens; your faithfulness touches the skies.

Show your greatness in the sky, O GOD, and your glory over all the earth.

Praised the LORD!

 

 

 

 

Nicetas

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