The Converted Life
Saul of Tarsus had an encounter with the risen Christ en route to Damascus on a mission to persecute followers of the Way. After the encounter he became Paul the apostle, the great proponent of "the Way." Not all conversions are so dramatic, but they are necessary!
I. Saul on the Road. vv. 1-2
A. Saul's perceptions.
1. Jesus was not the Christ and therefore was a dangerous imposter. 26:8-9
2. His followers were blaspheming heretics and should be punished. 22:4-5
a. "Lord's disciples."
b. "Belonged to the Way." 16:17; 18:25
B. Saul's persuasion.
1. Truth was worth defending.
2. Zeal was greatly admired.
3. Something needed to be done; he would do it!
C. Saul's persecution.
1. Officially sanctioned.
2. Strenuously pursued.
3. Murderously exer ...
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