Bible Passages: Acts 9:1-31
Description: Acts 9 narrates the dramatic conversion of Saul (later known as Paul), a fervent persecutor of Christians, into a devoted follower of Christ. On his way to Damascus to arrest Christians, Saul is struck by a divine light and hears the voice of Jesus asking, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" Blinded, Saul is led to Damascus, where he is healed and baptized by Ananias, a disciple. Saul's conversion astonishes the Christian community, as he transforms from a feared persecutor to a passionate preacher of the Gospel. This chapter highlights God’s power to redeem and use individuals for His purposes, regardless of their past, and the importance of communal guidance and support in understanding God's plans.