Chosen to Serve and Suffer

February 3, 2019

Bible Text: Acts 9:15-20 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Feb. 3, 2019 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 9:15-20

Chosen to Serve and Suffer

Intro

A. CHOSEN TO SERVE (Acts 9:15).

1. The scope of Saul’s ministry:

2. The qualification for Saul’s ministry.

a. Born in Tarsus of Cilicia (Acts 22:3).

b. He is a Jew, of the tribe of Benjamin (Phil. 3:5).

c. He was born a Roman citizen

d. He is filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 9:17).

B. CHOSEN TO SUFFER (Acts 9:16).

1. Realms of suffering.

a. Family.

b. Religious standing.

c. Physical affliction. 2 Cor. 11:23-27.

2. Reasons for suffering.

1. Suffering for past sins?

2. Suffering for sanctification.

3. To be conformed to Christ’s image (Rom. 8:29).

4. Prepare us for glory. Mt. 5:11-12; Rom. 8:18.

C. SAUL’S HEALING AND EARLY MINISTRY (Acts 9:17-20).

1. Ananias’ unconditional love (Acts 9:17).

2. Saul’s healing, filling with the Holy Spirit and ministry (Acts 9:18-20).

Conclusion