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Christmas program December 18
Paul was blinded by the Light --
the glory of God.
Saul (Paul) was on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus
to persecute Christians.
Jesus brought him down.
Who art Thou Lord?
I am Jesus Whom you are persecuting.
Review of Acts 9: 1-16
The Lord spoke to a disciple in Damascus named Ananias to go pray for Saul (Paul) to
heal him of blindness.
He knew Saul's reputation and was afraid.
15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto Me, to bear My Name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: 16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for My Name's sake.
17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
Not only would Saul receive his sight;
He would also be filled with the Holy Ghost.
It is only in the Power and Anointing of God's Holy Spirit that anyone can do anything good.
God has Plans for Saul, and He is equipping him to do the work.
18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
Saved, healed, baptizedIn that order.
God's children, who live our lives God's Way,
Can know that He cares for us, and will take care of us.
19a And when he had received meat, he was strengthened.
Even though he was healed and filled with God's Holy Spirit,
He still needed to eat.
19b Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. 20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God.
He preached the Gospel in the Power and anointing of God's Holy Spirit.
He turned --
21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this Name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests?
They all knew Saul's reputation and were amazed that he had so completely changed.
Sinners come down to an old-fashioned altar singing "Just as I am."
And leave singing "I've been changed."
Do you want a new life?
Beauty for ashes? Joy to replace mourning?
The garment of praise to replace heaviness?
Isaiah 61: 3
Let go of your old life, your own ways,
And let God change you as He did Saul to Paul.
You must be born again!You must be born of the Spirit of God
into the family of God.
Believe with all your heart in the God of the Bible:
Creator of all that is.
Put all your faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
Trusting in His shed Blood to wash away your sins.
Ask God to save you from sin and from hell.