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    paul's acsention

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    We all have times when we wake up to the reality around us. We realize that the truths we know are not really true, or are just shadows of the truth. Plato’s “The Myth of the Cave” is an allegory that shows how this realization develops. An allegory is a short story, which uses symbols to represent a deeper meaning. “The Myth of the Cave” represents a person’s journey from ignorance to enlightenment. It also shows the response to the enlightened when he tries to bring his friends out of ignorance

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    The sun bore down on Saul and his group, it was around midday. Saul planned to enter Damascus that day and bring back the “blasphemous disciples” in chains. He had the backing of the Jewish hierarchy, it would surely be a worthwhile trip. Suddenly, a bright light shone upon Saul and he heard the voice of Jesus speak to him. At this moment, Saul’s life was forever altered as the Messiah called him by name. Saul’s call was beyond any mere conversion experience or commission into ministry; instead it

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    What Is Acts 9: 1-25

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    SAUL’S CONVERSION (Acts 9:1-30; Acts 26:1-32) Damascus may be the oldest continuously occupied city in the world. It is mentioned first in Genesis 14:15 and Genesis 15:2. Also, Abanah and Pharpar, the two rivers that Naaman said contained better water than the Jordan, are near Damascus. (II Kings 5:12) When and by what means Christianity had its beginning in Damascus is not known. But there must have been a good size church there for Saul to think it worthwhile to travel about one hundred fifty

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    of the first king of Israel, the biblical King Saul (Philippians 3:5). Saul was born to a Jewish family in a port city of Tarsus. The change of name from Saul to Paul is a debated topic; some believe that Saul changed his name while on the road to Damascus while others believe he has always been named Paul. According to Luke in Acts 13:9, the names Saul and Paul were transposable. Luke writes in Acts “Saul, who also is called Paul…” (Acts 13:9) Saul had always been named Paul, even before his conversion

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    Conversion This chapter looks at the 3 different accounts of Paul’s Conversion. They are all different. Paul could not get his story straight. These Topics are Covered • Paul’s ‘Conversion’ was Different on All 3 Accounts He Gave • Paul Was to Meet Ananias. Who Was He? • Scales like Snake Scales • Only One witness • Yahshua Warned About Meeting Someone in Private in a Desert Saying They Were Him   6.1 Paul’s Conversion 1st Account is in Acts 9:3-1 2nd Account is in Acts 22:6-13 3rd Account is in

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    Paul, formerly a persecutor of Christians, was on the road to Damascus when suddenly God spoke to him. “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” (Acts 9:4) God asked. Paul was then blinded and led by his friends to Damascus, where a disciple named Ananias was waiting for him. Ananias cured Paul’s blindness and baptized him. From then on, Paul was devoted to spreading the Good News all over the world. Having returned to Damascus, he stayed there for a little while, preaching that Jesus is the

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    Paul of Tarsus

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    of the tribe of Benjamin, speaking the Aramaic and Hebrew tongues from infancy. He was an enthusiastic student and a stringent devotee of the Torah. He was the man that later had a peculiar meeting with the Lord Jesus Christ while on the road to Damascus. His life and duty were considerably altered and in turn eventually changed the course of the development of Western Civilization and culture. There is a lot that has been said about the missionary trips of this distinguished servant of Christ which

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    brighter than the noonday sun suddenly engulfed him. A voice inquired; “Saul, Saul, why do you continue to persecute me?” Saul responded: “who are you lord?” The voice was identified as Jesus of Nazareth! The stunned persecutor was instructed to enter Damascus where he would be informed as to what he “must do.” Blinded as a consequence of this miraculous vision in which Christ actually appeared to him (acts 9:17; I Corinthians 15:8), Saul was led into the

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    The Apostle Paul

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    necessities to be followed (H 301). In addition to being a Pharisee... ... middle of paper ... ...rdance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures”. On the road to Damascus, Paul received a calling to become “an instrument whom [YHWH] chose to bring my name before Gentiles [ethne or “nations”] and kings and before the people of Israel” (Acts 9:15). The Ioudaioi or Judeans would be considered as part of the people of

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    Chapter 1 Lincoln preserved against all odds. We too should preserve in our walk with Christ. “The blood of the first martyr splattered across Saul’s clothes while he stood nodding in agreement.” God can use anyone he chooses ever the greatest enemy of the 1st century church. Saul didn’t realize that God was leading the events of his life to dramatically impact his world and ours. God is at work in our lives and in the world even when we cannot see it. The leader of the Sanhedrin threw Peter

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