This week, as we continue our Acts series, we see how the Holy Spirit worked to further his mission of expanding the church through one of the most dramatic and important conversion stories we see in the Bible: Saul of Tarsus. The “Hebrew of Hebrews”, was so zealous for God that he would not tolerate this new sect of Messianic heretics, followers of “The Way”.
They claimed that Jesus, the one who suffered the horrific shame of crucifixion, proving that he was cursed by God and couldn’t possibly be the Messiah, was, in fact, the long awaited deliverer.
On his way to stamp out this sect, Saul encounters Jesus, and his life is changed forever. The impact on Paul’s life was so vast, that it reverberates through the centuries and impacts us today. Let’s read.