The Damascus Road 9 1Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord. He went to the high priest 2and requested letters from him to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any men or women who belonged to the Way, he might bring them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 3As he traveled and was nearing Damascus, a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him. 4Falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” 5“Who are You, Lord?” he said. “I am Jesus, the One you are persecuting,” He replied. 6“But get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” 7The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the sound but seeing no one. 8Then Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing. So they took him by the hand and led him into Damascus. 9He was unable to see for three days and did not eat or drink.   Saul’s Baptism   10There was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. And the Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias!” “Here I am, Lord!” he said. 11“Get up and go to the street called Straight,” the Lord said to him, “to the house of Judas, and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, since he is praying there. 12In a vision[K] he has seen a man named Ananias coming in and placing his hands on him so he can regain his sight.” 13“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard from many people about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem. 14And he has authority here from the chief priests to arrest all who call on Your name.” 15But the Lord said to him, “Go! For this man is My chosen instrument to take My name to Gentiles, kings, and the Israelites. 16I will show him how much he must suffer for My name!” 17So Ananias left and entered the house. Then he placed his hands on him and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road you were traveling, has sent me so that you can regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18At once something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized. 19And after taking some food, he regained his strength.   Saul Proclaiming the Messiah   Saul was with the disciples in Damascus for some days. 20Immediately he began proclaiming Jesus in the synagogues: “He is the Son of God.” 21But all who heard him were astounded and said, “Isn’t this the man who, in Jerusalem, was destroying those who called on this name and then came here for the purpose of taking them as prisoners to the chief priests?” 22But Saul grew more capable and kept confounding the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that this One is the Messiah. 23After many days had passed, the Jews conspired to kill him, 24but their plot became known to Saul. So they were watching the gates day and night intending to kill him, 25but his disciples took him by night and lowered him in a large basket through an opening in the wall.   Saul in Jerusalem   26When he arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to associate with the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, since they did not believe he was a disciple. 27Barnabas, however, took him and brought him to the apostles and explained to them how Saul had seen the Lord on the road and that He had talked to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken boldly in the name of Jesus. 28Saul was coming and going with them in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. 29He conversed and debated with the Hellenistic Jews,[L] but they attempted to kill him. 30When the brothers found out, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus. 31So the church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace, being built up and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, and it increased in numbers.   The Healing of Aeneas   32As Peter was traveling from place to place, he also came down to the saints who lived in Lydda. 33There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years. 34Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed,”[M] and immediately he got up. 35So all who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.   Dorcas Restored to Life   36In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas.[N] She was always doing good works and acts of charity. 37In those days she became sick and died. After washing her, they placed her in a room upstairs. 38Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples heard that Peter was there and sent two men to him who begged him, “Don’t delay in coming with us.” 39So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they led him to the room upstairs. And all the widows approached him, weeping and showing him the robes and clothes that Dorcas had made while she was with them. 40Then Peter sent them all out of the room. He knelt down, prayed, and turning toward the body said, “Tabitha, get up!” She opened her eyes, saw Peter, and sat up. 41He gave her his hand and helped her stand up. Then he called the saints and widows and presented her alive. 42This became known throughout Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. 43And Peter stayed on many days in Joppa with Simon, a leather tanner.[O]
Franoaurora
5 condizioni affinché ci siano Le condizioni per la manifestazione di Dio. Ubbidienza Unità Preghiera Franchezza Fede
5 condizioni affinché ci siano Le condizioni per la manifestazione di Dio. Ubbidienza Unità Preghiera Franchezza Fede
Deon
acts 9:20-30 Start 10:34 10:59 - reconciliation 11:16 - ??? Paul had 2 names. Saul was his Jewish name, and Paul his greek name. It was... Read More
acts 9:20-30 Start 10:34 10:59 - reconciliation 11:16 - ??? Paul had 2 names. Saul was his Jewish name, and Paul his greek name. It was more effective in the gentile community. Paul preached Christ as the Son of God. For the jews, he was preaching fulfilled prophecy. This was blasphemy to them. Mat 26:63, John 5:16. The problem the jews had is that Jesus made Himself equal to God. How was Paul able to teach about Christ while so young in the faith? 1 student of the Word AND he was obviously filled with the Spirit. Paul was taught by Gamaliel. Paul taught fulfilled prophecy. Paul still needed to learn Jesus' lessons. This takes time. In time maturity comes. Between verse 22 & 23 - Galatians 1:13 - Paul went to arabia for 3 years. God took him away to teach him how to be a man of God. Paul returns after 3 years with more understanding. 2 corinthians 5:17 - new creations Revelation 2:1 - We need to watch out to not become a loveless church. Have a heart of discipleship. Sometimes our zeal should not overtake the love we ought to have for others. Paul knew what it was the Lord has saved him from, and he used that as inspiration to preach the gospel. Paul seems to have picked up where Stephen left off. Galations 1:18 Be a minister of truth and love and not just out of position. God has timing, and its His own. These verses represents 17 years.
phils
"God does not have problems, only plans" "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God" Corrie Ten Boom
"God does not have problems, only plans" "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God" Corrie Ten Boom
epw1244
Good deeds
Good deeds
Chitz Legaspi
Offering 1. Made in the Image of God. 2. Spirit - eternal beings, live forever. 3. Acknowledge the name of the Lord and He will l... Read More
Offering 1. Made in the Image of God. 2. Spirit - eternal beings, live forever. 3. Acknowledge the name of the Lord and He will led your path. 4. God has a way for you and he will bless thee. -The holy wants you to guide you through your life. -He knows the strategy of the devil. Will show you what and what not to do. -
jhyman77
When Jesus said to Saul" it is hard for you to kick against goads" Goads mean- 1 a : something that pains as if by pricking : thorn b : ... Read More
When Jesus said to Saul" it is hard for you to kick against goads" Goads mean- 1 a : something that pains as if by pricking : thorn b : something that urges or stimulates into action : spur 2 : a pointed rod used to urge on an animal See goad defined for English-language learners » See goad defined for kids » Examples of GOAD The threat of legal action is a powerful goad to companies that have ignored the regulations. Synonyms: boost, encouragement, impulse, impetus, incentive, incitation, incitement, instigation, momentum, motivation, provocation, spur, stimulant, stimulus, yeast Antonyms: counterincentive, disincentive So when God knocked him off the horse and laid Saul flat on his back, it was the Lord turn to goad at Saul. But when the Lord goads or pricks at you there is no fighting back. You are going to move when God starts pricking on you. Goading involves some pain , discomfort, it stimulates thing into action. To give a clear example goading is used to move cattle around or get them to move, it cause a some pain to stimulate them to move. So know you really want God to goad you, sometimes we do need it because we can be just as stubborn as cattle. Living life stuck in our own way.
jhyman77
Saul, soon to be Paul, a persecutor of the church. He caused havoc among the church or anyone who was a christian or who believed in Jesu... Read More
Saul, soon to be Paul, a persecutor of the church. He caused havoc among the church or anyone who was a christian or who believed in Jesus. Saul was a Pharisee and was born a Jew. He was a Roman citizen, a right inherited by his father
tinagaddes
The need to leave the past in the past. Un-dealt with issues have a way of surfacing. All people make mistakes but wise people learn fr... Read More
The need to leave the past in the past. Un-dealt with issues have a way of surfacing. All people make mistakes but wise people learn from their mistakes. Paul was able to look to the future because he was able to let go of the past. Learn to press forwards. The key is to press towards the good things that god has for us in the future. Tis year has the potential to be the best year ever. Press towards what god has for us in the future, as an athlete lunging towards the line. A opportunities present themselves we need to press forwards. Three opportunities that will come knocking for every person: Set some goals. Everybody must be heading somewhere. What areas of life can we change. Forging friendships. Find your ministry. Press forward to fulfill god's calling on your life. Fulfilling spiritual promises which you have made at the altar. Evaluating the prize. Paul was clear on what his prize was. There is nothing we can do about some wasted time, except not to do it now. We are saved by grace, but that cannot be an excuse to not go out of our way to do good to all. Living life like there is no tomorrow. it is possible for these years to be the best year ever for our spiritual life.
jerryhatten
Fear the Lord 8/14/11 I think I only fear God when I know I'm living out of His will. Right or wrong? I feel His love and enjoy His prese... Read More
Fear the Lord 8/14/11 I think I only fear God when I know I'm living out of His will. Right or wrong? I feel His love and enjoy His presence with me every day and serve Him with joy. Should we walk with fear every day?
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