Acts 9:1-8 (NIV)
1 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” 5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. 6 “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” 7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. 8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus.
- Has God ever changed your plans?
- When did this happen?
- What were the results of the changes?
- Are you glad God changed your plans?
- Prior to the Damascus road experience, was Saul living his life in a way that was open to receiving an invitation from Jesus?
- How did the Damascus road experience prepare Saul to receive Jesus’ invitation to know Him and love God?
- Once Saul invited Jesus to be his savior, did he use invitation to help others to love God?