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.
- What stands out to you about this passage?
- Who can you relate to in this passage?
- Does anything strike you as odd?
- Does anything concern you?
- What impression do you have of Jesus from this passage?
- How quickly can life change for us? Are we in control of our lives?
- What false ideas did Saul have about what it meant to serve the Lord?
- What false ideas did Saul have about who Jesus was?
- What did Saul learn about Jesus that started freeing him from those false beliefs?