KEEP PROVING JESUS!!!
At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is
the Son of God. All those who heard him were
astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among
those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as
prisoners to the chief priests?” Yet Saul grew
more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that
Jesus is the Messiah.
have you ever interacted with someone whose conversation with you reflected
that they were stuck in the past and had limited their perception of you to the
“old” you, how you used to be, what you used to do?
God, Are YOU Sure?
“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this
man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And
he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who
call on your name.”
But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen
instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and
to the people of Israel. I will show him how
much he must suffer for my name.”
Then Ananias went to the house and entered it.
Blindsided By God
Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could
see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For
three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.
In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to
him in a vision, “Ananias!”
Lord,” he answered.
The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight
Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.
a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him
to restore his sight.
Let GOD Leave Them Speechless…
The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the
sound but did not see anyone.
have you ever wanted the chatter of the people around you to be silent? Now, I am not referring to the mindless chatter
that we all participate in out of courtesy, respect or common decency. I am actually referencing the chatter that
happens around you and about you that perhaps you may NOT have had the privilege
to engage for one reason or another.
Are you Serious?
As he neared Damascus on his journey,
suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.He
fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do
you persecute me?”
“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.
“I am Jesus, whom you are
persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go
into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
Have you ever been in a
conversation or been a front seat observer to a situation when you really
wanted to just stop in the middle of it all and just ask –