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Acts 9:1-31

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When Gods People Pray

WelcomeAnd without faith it is impossible to please God,because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He existsand that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.(Hebrews 11:6)

Acts: Seeing the Spirit at WorkMay 9th Lesson 7May 16th Lesson 8May 23rd Pete & Cara SelentMay 30th - Lesson 9June 6th Lesson 10

And without faith it is impossible to please God,because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He existsand that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.(Hebrews 11:6)

What do we know about Saul so far?

SaulActs 7:57-5857At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, 58dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.And without faith it is impossible to please God,because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He existsand that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.(Hebrews 11:6)

SaulActs 7:57-58; 8:157At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, 58dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul1And Saul was there, giving approval to his death.And without faith it is impossible to please God,because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He existsand that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.(Hebrews 11:6)

SaulActs 8:1-3On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. 3But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.And without faith it is impossible to please God,because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He existsand that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.(Hebrews 11:6)

Our Passage: Acts 9:1 31Acts 9:1 9Acts 9:10-19Acts 9:20-25Acts 9:26-31And without faith it is impossible to please God,because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He existsand that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.(Hebrews 11:6)

5 Principles of EvangelismDont assume anyone is beyond the power of the Gospel.You are not doing it on your own - the Holy Spirit will affirm the Gospel.Dont be afraid to take the road less traveled.The Scripture is your greatest tool.Any situation can be an opportunity to share the Good News.

And without faith it is impossible to please God,because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He existsand that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.(Hebrews 11:6)

Psalm 139:13-1613 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

What were Sauls physical and intellectual abilities prior to his encounter with Christ?

What abilities did Saul lose and which did he retain the moment he encountered Christ?

1 Timothy 1:15b-16Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinnersof whom I am the worst. 16But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.

What do Ananias and Barnabas teach us about relating to new Christians?

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And without faith it is impossible to please God,because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He existsand that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.(Hebrews 11:6)