This week slowed our pace to take a closer look at Saul’s Damascus Road experience. Rather than focusing on the details of the event, we zoomed out to discuss the story behind the story. We explored how Saul’s life was dramatically and forever changed following his personal encounter with the risen Christ: We examined Saul’s “before” and “after” illustrating how he who had set out to bind instead became the one who was bound.
We also discussed the vision of Ananias, a Damascene disciple who was reluctant to visit Saul in his distress. We found it interesting that the two were having similar visions around the same time, and we were reminded how God often calls us out of our comfort zones to do things He’s already coordinated for us to do. Our only job is to pay attention and act when prompted.
>> Click to read this week’s passages in KJV, CSB, ESV, NIV: Acts 9:1-19a
Acts 9:1-16 ~ The “Bind-er” Becomes the “Bind-ee”
Saul’s Damascus Road Experience; Ananias’ Vision; Saul’s Fasting & Vision
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