The Saving of Saul of Tarsus

January 20, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Acts 9:1-9 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Jan. 20, 2019 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 9:1-9

The Saving of Saul of Tarsus

Intro

A. SAUL’S PRE-CONVERSION HOSTILITY (Acts 9:1-2).

1. The depth of Saul’s hatred of the church (Acts 9:1).

2. The breadth of Saul’s hatred of the church (Acts 9:2).

3. The object of Saul’s hatred: “The Way” (Acts 9:2).

B. SAUL’S CONVERSION EXPERIENCE (Acts 9:3-9).

1. Light from heaven (Acts 9:3).

2. The conversation of Saul’s conversion (Acts 9:4-6).

a. The Indictment (Acts 9:4-5).

b. The Instruction (Acts 9:6).

3. The response of the men (Acts 9:7-9).

a. The men saw the light, heard the voice but did not see any one (Acts 9:7).

b. They stood speechless and Saul stood sightless (Acts 9:7-8).

c. They led Saul by the hand into Damascus (Acts 9:8). Personal crisis.

C. BEAUTY OUT OF ASHES.

1. “Why are you persecuting Me?” Our unity in Christ.

2. The key to our assurance.

Salvation -

Sanctification -

Glorification -

Conclusion