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?”
- How does Jesus “stop” Saul?
- Why does He stop Saul?
- Did the other people with Saul know what was happening?
- Have you ever witnessed an experience like this?
- Have you ever seen God “stop” someone who was going down the wrong road?
- Can you think of anyone in the bible who God “stopped” because they were going down the wrong road?
- Does God usually use pain to stop us?
- Is it possible to spend time in prayer and not really be talking with God?
- Saul was unaware of what Jesus wanted of him. What would you expect that Saul’s prayer life was like?
- Once Jesus started the dialog with Saul, did he begin to see God at work in his life and the lives of people around him?