Bible Study Moment

Acts 9:1-30 is the story of a very pivotal moment in the book of Acts, the conversion of Saul the persecutor of Jesus disciples into eventually, Paul the apostle to the Gentiles.

On his way to Damascus to arrest those following Jesus, Saul is blinded by the light and hears the voice of Jesus. And then the reactions to the new Saul (or Paul) start, beginning with Ananias, who heals Paul’s blindness and baptizes him after first voicing his concerns to the Lord. Those who had been on the side of Saul now conspire to kill him, first in Damascus and later in Jerusalem. Other disciples of Jesus also doubt that he has changed, including the apostles in Jerusalem until Barnabas tells what he has seen and heard in Damascus.

Mark Phillips