Acts 9: Transformed and Set Free - July 5, 2020

As we continue into our series in the book of Acts, we come to an unexpected transformation of a man named Saul. When we first met Saul, he was overseeing the murder of Stephen. At the beginning of chapter nine, he's breathing murderous threats and rounding up followers of Jesus (with the approval of the high priests). Surely, he was an enemy of the early church.

But then God changes his trajectory. He transforms Saul.

When God is speaking to Ananias about this change, watch how deep that change digs in:
But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” - Acts 9:15-16


Saul has been chosen by God to be used by God because he's loved by God. He will share in the sufferings of Jesus as he preaches Jesus. God will not abandon Saul. He is Saul's God, and Saul is one of God's people. He's been changed. God will provide the very life that Saul will preach about for the rest of his days.

Remember that: 


  1.  God can change anyone's trajectory. 
  2.  God is absolutely sure that he loves you. 
  3.  True freedom can only be found in Jesus. 
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