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That The Slaughter Is Behind Me (9 of 11)
Series: I Can See Clearly Now
Acts 9: 1-9
Intro: It would seem that if we were to stretch the grace of God to it's maximum limits, at least as far as our comprehension would allow us, then grace would have reach it's maximum when Saul was saved. Nowhere in any Biblical account is there a greater work of grace than is displayed in the salvation of Saul. it has been well said that nature forms us, sin deforms us, school informs us, prisons reform us, but only the amazing grace of God can transform us. And what a glorious life changing experience we see in this account of the grace of God apprehending Saul on the Damascus Road. It would be totally wrong if we were to say that everyone has to have a Damascus Road experience, but we would be correct in sayng that every person has to have a grace experience with God. This man who was singlehandedly reeking havoc on the church, later moved the whole world, changed the course of history and remains the most influential man that ever walked in shoe leather, except for Christ himself. From a zealous and devoted mission that propelled Saul to desire to eliminate all Christians, to Philippians 3:14 "I press toward the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." No man ever saw any clearer that this man. In our last study from John chapter 9, a blind man was given his sight so that he could be saved. Here in this study, a man that had his sight was stricken blind in order to be saved. Once again, we must declare that Jesus saves, and He uses the way that He chooses. Saul, later called Paul wrote in I Timothy 1:16 "Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern". When we accept these words literally, then this account of Saul's salvation experience is to serve as a pattern to all ages. As we expound this text further, we see:
I. A REDEEMING LIGHT WAS AIMED AT SAUL (V ...
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