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May 1, 2022



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This week's scripture links

Paul’s conversion, baptism, and preaching

You have turned my wailing into dancing. (Ps. 30:11)


Revelation 5:11-14
The song of the living creatures to the Lamb

Jesus appears to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias

To know Christ is to be transformed by Him. We are saved by Grace through Christ, and that is not of our own doing—we are helpless against sin and death, but through Christ’s resurrection we have life! Although we do not need to earn our salvation, we cannot help but be changed by it. When we know Christ our lives are no longer our own~ we are no longer in bondage but free to express the love of Christ to others. Sharing God’s love is our heartfelt response to the miraculous love we have been given through Christ.

 

Saul to Paul
Spark Story Bible p 514-519
Saul was a bully, and he hated anyone who was a Christian.  Saul wanted all Christians thrown in jail.  But God had other plans for Saul.  Even though Saul was a mean person, God loved him and had a big surprise for him!
Saul had been ordered to go to Damascus.  He smiled slyly to himself.  If any Christians lived in Damascus, he would find them.  He would arrest them and bring them back to Jerusalem.  Saul smiled confidently.  He had arrested Christians a hundred times before and he could do it again.  
Suddenly, swirls of dust blew up from the road.  Saul covered his eyes with his arm.  "Storms coming up," he shouted to his men.  
Crash! Flash! Ka-bash! Saul fell to the ground.  A blinding light exploded around him, and a strong voice spoke to him. "Saul, Saul - why do you  hurt me?"
Saul rubbed his eyes.  He couldn't see anyone.  "Who are you?" Saul stuttered.
"I am Jesus," the voice said.  "I am not dead. I am very much alive and I have plans for you. Go into the town and wait."
Saul and his men were speechless. They could hear the voice, but they couldn't see anyone.  Saul waved his hand in front of his face. "My eyes! I can't see! Someone get me up!" Saul ordered.
Because he could nto see, Saul's men led him by the hand into Damascus. There Saul waited and prayed. He wasn't mean or bad any more.  God had touched Saul's heart.  
A man named Ananias was in Damascus.  Ananias loved Jesus.  God told Ananias to go to Saul and pray so that he might see again.
"But, Lord!" Ananias said. "Saul is a mean man. I'm afraid of him."
God said to Ananias, "I have chosen Saul to bring my story to many people. I have a plan for him."
Ananias found Saul just as God had said. Ananias prayed for Saul and Saul was fille with God's Holy Spirit. Suddenly, Saul could see again. Ananias told Saul that God had a job for him.  Saul was to tell people about Jesus.  
Saul was baptized and his name was changed to Paul.  Paul served God for the rest of his life.  He became a friend of Jesus and told many people changed his heart. 
Cool Pretend you are Saul.  Shut your eyes.  Have a friend carefully lead you around your house or yard.  Switch places.
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