The “Road to Damascus, one of the most commonly known events in the Bible. This event is what lead one of the most unlikeliest of men to be transformed/converted by God, to turn away from Jewish beliefs and share with many that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. As I mentioned before, Paul was well known throughout Jerusalem for his acts of persecution against Christians. It was on his way to Damascus that the Lord called Paul to his mission. In The New Testament In Antiquity, “Paul saw a light and heard Christ’s voice, but he also saw the Lord” (Burge, G., Green, G., & Cohick, L. 2009, p. 252). To further understand, in Acts 9: 8-9 we...
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...in prison, there were many cases that plots of his death were made (Act 23: 12-22). Paul’s mission was one that many would not wish to have embarked on but Paul eventually gave the ultimate sacrifice for his faith. Paul’s mission ended with his execution/beheading (Jewett ,1979, p.45).
Paul’s mission went beyond him sharing the word but to changing the lives of those around him. While Paul was in prison, many would think that he spent his time wondering why God would allow for him to be put into prison, but instead Paul, along with Silas: who was in prison with him, prayed and sang to God while the other prisoners listened to them (Act 16:25). So even in the darkest moments of Paul’s life he still had the joy and strength to share the love of God with all those around him. In Acts 16: 29-34, we see that Paul was able to change the life of the jailer and his family.
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