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September 13, 2016

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Peter started to sink, because he took his eyes off Jesus and put them on other things… In his case, he looked at the wind.  The Bible tells us, “When he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid”
Where fear reigns, faith is driven away. But where faith reigns, fear has no place. Faith and fear don’t mix. As you bring in faith, fear will walk out the back door. But if you invite fear as a resident in your life, then you will drive faith away. Peter had faith. He had his eyes on Jesus. He was doing the impossible. But then he started to sink, because he took his eyes off  Jesus  ~Matthew 14

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■ The Life Of Apostle Paul ( Bible Movie )


The Road to Damascus - Saul Takes his Journey

Acts 22

V 1–21: TESTIMONY Paul speaks to the Jews in Hebrew, underlining his Jewish background, and begins to relay his testimony to them. He describes how God met him, and how previously he was leading the persecution of the church. The crowd listens until he comes to the word ‘Gentiles’.V 22–23: TURNING At the mention of ‘Gentiles’, the turning point comes and the crowd erupts and demands Paul’s death. V 24–30: TIED The commander has Paul tied up in the barracks away from the crowd, as a preliminary to examining him by a scourging. Paul protests that he is a Roman citizen and uncondemned. It is against Roman law to bind and scourge a Roman citizen who has not had a trial. His examiners withdraw from him. The commander has Paul taken to the Jewish council the next day to find out for sure why Paul is accused.

Acts 9:3-19

Acts 9:3 "And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:"
“A light from heaven”: The appearance of Jesus Christ in glory (22:6; 26:13), visible only to Saul (26:9).

This Light from heaven is the Light of the world (the Lord Jesus). He was so eager in his persecutions that only the Lord Jesus could stop him.
Acts 9:4 "And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?"
“Why persecutes thou me?” An inseparable union exists between Christ and His followers. Saul’s persecution represented a direct attack on Christ. Matt. 18:5-6.
Remember that Saul was a Pharisee and he was a proud man. To fall before the Lord would be humiliating, but to fall on his face before this Light is a very humbling experience. This voice leaves no doubt who it is when a person hears it.
This voice coming from deity is actually saying that Saul is persecuting Him. Remember Saul is a religious man who thinks he is doing right, so this will come as a great shock to him.
Acts 9:5 "And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks."
Saul is depicted as a rebellious beast that fights against the prod of its master (Acts 26:14). He is persecuting Jesus in that he is afflicting the body of Christ. When someone does something for or against a Christian, Jesus Christ not only knows but feels it just as we do (Matt. 25:35-40). He is moved with the feeling of our infirmities (Heb. 4:15).
We see here, that Saul has been just like so many sinners before they come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. They, and he, were going headlong to destruction. We see Saul was even putting himself in great hardship to do this deed, thinking it was right in his own sight. He really hadn't stopped to consult with God and make sure he was on the right course.
Self-indulgence gets many on the wrong path. Jesus, at some point in time, comes in nearness to each of us with His glorious Light. It stops us dead in our tracks and creates a point at which we can follow Jesus to eternal life, or follow the way of the world to destruction and hell.
Notice that Saul calls Jesus Lord. He recognizes that this is the Lord of the universe. Saul is wise in that he asks his name, so that he, too, might worship Him. We see that this encounter of Saul with the Light of the world will change him forever. Saul has wanted to please God all along; he just didn't know the will of God. You cannot do the will of God, until you know the will of God.
This dramatic encounter happens to very few people. I believe the Lord did this, because of His foreknowledge of what Saul would do. The Lord pricks our heart and sometimes we do not accept it. The Lord tells Saul, he has been pulling against Him.
Acts 9:6 "And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do."
So many times, the people who have been the most outspoken against the workings of the Lord are the very ones who do the greatest work for the Lord, once they receive Him as their Savior and Lord. This encounter has left Saul trembling before God. Saul had been a powerful man and was a proud man, as well. This was quite a come-down for him.
The cry of everyone who has decided to follow Jesus is "Lord, what would you have me to do?" Very few get a direct answer like Saul did here. Now Saul's part in this is to obey the Lord.
Acts 9:7 "And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man."
“The men which journeyed with” Saul are important as witnesses to this event. Saul is not experiencing some emotional or traumatic seizure. Someone is communicating with Saul as these men bear witness. A study of Saul’s two parallel accounts in chapters 22 and 26 makes the events clearer.
This verse says that the men “stood speechless.” But this must be understood to say that whereas Saul continued to lie on the ground as Jesus spoke with him, these men were able to get up, because they all had fallen to the ground (26:14). This verse says that the witnesses heard “a voice,” whereas 22:9 says they did not hear the voice.
This seeming contradiction has two possible explanations. First, 9:7 could be saying that the witnesses heard Saul’s voice but did not see anyone to whom Saul could be speaking, whereas 22:9 say, “They heard not the voice of him that spoke to me.” They neither say nor heard anyone.
The second explanation takes note of the Greek grammar and seems to fit the meaning of the passage better. Chapter 9 says that the witnesses heard a voice (Greek “phones”, genitive case); chapter 22 says that they did not hear the voice (Greek “phonen”, accusative case). The first form allows hearing that may or may not involve understanding; the latter form involves hearing with understanding.
Hence chapter 9 apparently says that the witnesses heard without understanding the voice of the One who spoke to Saul. Chapter 22 says that they did not hear with understanding, thus saying the same thing. A comparable situation occurred when God spoke from heaven to Jesus, but many in the crowd only discerned it as thunder (John 12:28-29).
This does not say whether they heard what the Lord had said to Saul or not. They did hear a voice though, and knew that something very unusual had happened. I personally do not believe that they saw the Light that Saul saw, or else they would have been blinded.
We do know that the companions of Saul are aware that something extremely unusual has happened and that the Lord did it.
Acts 9:8 "And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought [him] into Damascus."
This great Light had blinded Saul to everything of this world. The “they” here, are Saul's companions. Saul had to be led as a blind man. It appears Damascus was very close and they continued there.
Acts 9:9 "And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink."
This could have been a three day fast of Saul's. It was time to do some serious praying. Saul probably thought he might never see again. He was probably still in wonderment about what had happened to him, as well.
He had to be confused about just exactly what this was all about. It was certainly time for serious prayer. We all should pray, "Lord open mine eyes that I might see."
Acts 9:10 "And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I [am here], Lord."
“Ananias”: One of the leaders of the Damascus church, and therefore, one of Saul’s targets (22:12).
Ananias was a common name among the Jews, which in its Hebrew from was Hananiah. Three men have this name in the New Testament. The most important of the three was the disciple from Damascus who God used to minister to Saul (Paul) after his conversion. Paul describes him as “a devout man according to the law,” with a good testimony before others (22:12).
When Ananias laid hands upon Saul, he received his sight and was filled with the Holy Spirit. It is significant that Ananias was simply a disciple (not an apostle) in that Paul’s apostleship was not founded on the ministry of another apostle (Gal 1:1, 12). Tradition says that Ananias later become bishop of Damascus and died a martyr.
Another Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, was part of the early church at Jerusalem (5:1-10). Their act of selling property to appear as though they were giving like the others (4:32-37), and then keeping back part of the money, resulted in God’s judgment of their hypocrisy with death.
The third Ananias was the high priest and president of the Sanhedrin at the time of Paul’s arrest (23:2). He was appointed high priest and priest in A.D. 48 and remained until 58. His haughtiness at the time of Paul’s arrest was characteristic of his whole tenure.
His apparent cooperation with the conspirators who were seeking to assassinate Paul (23:12-15) further reveals his unscrupulous character. In A.D. 66, when the Romans came to subdue the Jewish people, Ananias was himself murdered by assassins for his collaboration with the Romans.
Here, again, is another way that the Lord speaks to His people. To Ananias, it was in a vision. (This is not the Ananias who was the husband of Sapphira). Notice Ananias answers as each of us should: "Here am I Lord".
Acts 9:11 "And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for [one] called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,"
“Street which is called Straight”: This street, which runs through Damascus from the east gate to the west, still exists and is called Darb el-Mustaqim.
“Tarsus”: The birthplace of Paul and a key city in the Roman province of Cilicia, located on the banks of the Cydnus River near the border of Asia Minor and Syria. It served as both a commercial and educational center. The wharves on the Cydnus were crowded with commerce, while its university ranked with those of Athens and Alexandria as the finest in the Roman world.
Sometimes the places the Lord sends us look hopeless in the flesh. In fact, sometimes we feel that it is dangerous to go where the Lord sends us. It is really none of our business though. The Lord can send us wherever He wishes. Our only part in all of it is to do exactly as we are instructed of God to do.
Whether we are successful, or not, is not our concern. We just do what God tells us to do, and God does the rest. Success or failure is up to Him.
Acts 9:12 "And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting [his] hand on him, that he might receive his sight."
This would be a frightening thing for Ananias to do, but he must do it anyway, because that is what God wants. When he lays his hand on Saul, God will restore Saul's sight. God has gone ahead and prepared Saul to receive Ananias. God tells Ananias exactly where to find him.
Acts 9:13 "Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:"
Ananias acts like the Lord does not already know all of this. His fear of this Saul, who has been capturing the Christians and throwing them in jail, is showing. Saul was most assuredly a dangerous man. What Ananias does not realize is that Saul has had an encounter with God.
Acts 9:14 "And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name."
Verses 15-17: Note that even Saul’s commission does not come directly from God but through a God-appointed disciple. By contrast, his apostolic authority did come directly from Christ, not by succession through one of the apostles (Gal. 1:1, 11-12).
Acts 9:15 "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:"
“Chosen vessel”: Literally “a vessel of election” There was perfect continuity between Paul’s salvation and his service; God chose him to convey His grace to all people (Gal. 1:1; 1 Tim. 2:7; 2 Tim. 1:11). Paul used this same word 4 times (Rom. 9:21, 23; 2 Cor. 4:7; 2 Tim. 2:21).
“Before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel”: Paul began his ministry preaching to Jews (13:14; 14:1; 17:1, 10; 18:4; 19:8), but his primary calling was to Gentiles (Rom. 11:13; 15:16). God also called him to minister to kings such as Agrippa (25:23 - 26:32) and likely Caesar (25:10-12; 2 Tim. 4:16-17).
You see, God, realizes that Saul wishes to please God. That really was why he was capturing the Christians (he did not realize he was working against God). God knows Saul's heart.
Acts 9:16 "For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake."
Saul has a great calling on his life. He is to bring his message to the Gentile world. He, as many others, tried to carry it to his Hebrew brothers first though. The greatest call a Christian can have is to suffer for Christ. Only the truly strong, such as Job, can suffer for Christ and still remain true.
Saul's calling is great. I think it is important to note, here, that the first king of the Hebrews in the Old Testament was named Saul, and now we see Saul called to service here to actually lead the people that he had been persecuting.

Acts 9:17 "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."
“Putting his hands on him”: See note on 6:6.
“Be filled with the Holy Ghost”: See note on 2:4. The Spirit had already been active in Paul’s life: convicting him of sin (John 16:9), convincing him of the Lordship of Christ (1 Cor. 12:3), transforming him (Titus 3:5), and indwelling him permanently (1 Cor. 12:13). He was then filled with the Spirit and empowered for service (2:4, 14; 4:8, 31; 6:5, 8; see also note on Eph. 5:18).
Saul received the Spirit without any apostles present because he was a Jew (the inclusion of Jews in the church had already been established at Pentecost) and because he was an apostle in his own right because Christ personally chose him and commissioned him for service (Rom. 1:1).
Now, we see an obedient servant in Ananias. Ananias (even though he was afraid of Saul) went right on over and told Saul exactly what God had told him to say and do. This had to be a humbling experience for Saul, as well. The very people he had wanted to destroy was where his help came from.
Not only will Saul's physical sight be restored, but his spiritual sight, as well. Notice also that God, the Holy Ghost, will empower Saul to witness the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Acts 9:18 "And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized."
As I said in the verses above, the scales fell from his spiritual eyes, as well as his physical eyes. His sight was twofold: physical and spiritual. Now having eyes, he could see. The Light of Jesus had entered into his inner most being and drove out all of the darkness.

Acts 9:19 "And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus."
He was baptized to show that he had been born again not of the flesh, but of the spirit. He would rise from that watery grave (baptism) to a new life in Jesus Christ.

    🔴 A. Paul was a Murderer.
      1. This is according to his own testimony.
      2. He was guilty of doing every thing in his power to put Christianity to death.
        (Acts 22:4) And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
        (Acts 26:10) Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.
      3. Paul was a rebel against the Lord Jesus.
      4. Religiously, he was a man to be envied, but internally, he was as wicked as any man who had ever walked the face of the earth.
      5. In Acts 7:58, the Bible recounts how Paul gave his approval to the murder of Stephen.
      6. Paul was a wicked man, but this proved to be no obstacle to the grace and saving power of the Lord.
      7. When Paul received Jesus into his heart, he was changed forever by the grace of God!
    B. Our past will not prevent us from being used by God.
      1. Regardless of what we may have done before we received Jesus as our Savior, it matters no longer.
      2. When He saves our soul, He washes our past away forever!
      3. It is just as though we got a brand new start at that precise moment.
      4. In fact, the Bible refers to that event as a "new birth".
        (John 3:7) Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
    C. There are 3 records of our past deeds in the world today.
      1. First there is the record we carry in our mind.
      2. Secondly, there is the record carried by all those who knew what we were before.
      3. Third, there is the record carried by Satan, and he will throw your past up to you all the time.
      4. But, may I remind you today that even though I may remember my past, my friends and family may remember my past and even though Satan surely remembers my past, God in Heaven has forgotten my past and it is no obstacle to Him using me now or into the future!
        (Psa 103:12) As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
        (Isa 38:17) Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
        (Isa 43:25) I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
    D. Throughout the Bible, God used people in spite of, and after their greatest of failures.
      1. Simon Peter preached his greatest message and had his greatest ministry after he denied the Lord.
      2. Moses was a murderer, yet God used him for His glory.
      3. Samson sinned against God, yet he slew more Philistines in the end of his life than he had during his entire ministry.
      4. Abraham lied, yet he was used of the Lord.
      5. Jacob was a deceiver, yet the Lord transformed and used him greatly.
      6. There are many others that could be named among these, but these are sufficient to show that the Lord can take those who have failed in the past and that He can still use them for His glory today, and into the future!
II. Our Present Circumstances Are No Obstacle v2
    A. The example of Paul.
      1. Paul was on his way to Damascus to find Christians to arrest and to take them to their deaths.
      2. He was filled with hatred and wanted nothing more than to completely destroy anyone or anything connected with the name of Jesus Christ.
      3. Yet, in spite of all this, the Lord was able to change this man and to use him for the glory of God.
    B. God can do the same thing in your life and mine.
      1. He can take us, with all the baggage that we carry, and He can use us for His glory.
      2. We all bring certain liabilities to the table.
      3. Some are uneducated, others have few resources; some are weak in faith, while others are arrogant and filled with pride.
      4. However, the Lord is able to take us exactly where we are, change what needs to be changed and then use us greatly!
    C. Again, the Bible is filled with this kind of story.
      1. Moses was 80 years old when the Lord called him into the ministry.
        a. He had other problems as well.
        b. He was not very eloquent.
        c. He was filed with fear.
        d. He was totally opposed to the Lord's plan for his life.
        e. Yet, despite all this baggage, God was able to use this man for His glory.
      2. The Gadarene Demoniac.
        a. He was a man feared by everyone.
        b. A demon possessed mad man.
        c. But, the Lord was able to take this man, who had caused has caused so much trouble and He was able to use him as a witness for the glory of God.
        d. God took him where he was and used him for God's glory.
    D. What I want us to see this morning is that our present circumstances have not caught the Lord by surprise!
      1. He knows everything there is to know about us.
      2. He knows where we are spiritually, and He knows what is going on in our lives right now.
      3. But He can still use our life if it is yielded to him for His glory.
III. Our Personal Characteristics Are No Obstacle to God. v11-16
    A. Paul was feared by the followers of the Lord Jesus.
      1. His conversion was seen by many to be nothing more than some sort of a trap designed to find them and their leaders.
      2. In fact, when he went to Jerusalem to meet the Apostles, Barnabas had to go with him and introduce him.
      3. Yet, God was able to overcome this hurdle and still used Paul in a great fashion.
      4. If you take the time to look at Paul's life, you will find that he was a man with many personal characteristics that seemed to be unfavorable to his success.
        (2 Cor 10:10) For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
        (2 Cor 11:6) But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been thoroughly made manifest among you in all things.
        (Gal 4:13-14) Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first. {14} And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
      5. Paul had many personal hurdles to get over to be used by the Lord, but God was able to use him in spite of what was wrong with him physically.
    B. If we get into the business of comparing ourselves with others, then we are in for a rough ride!
      1. Many of us have personal characteristics that may make us feel that we cannot be used of God effectively.
      2. However, God can take that thing that we consider to be a weakness and can use us anyway.
      3. He excels in taking the weak and foolish things of this world and using them in a great way.
        (1 Cor 1:27) But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
    C. Let us again turn to the pages of the Bible to find proof of this great truth.
      1. We have already mentioned Moses, but God took this old man who had a speech impediment and used him as the arm of God.
      2. God used a young Jewish girl named Esther to save His people from slaughter.
      3. God used a young, unknown boy named David to be the greatest king to ever sit on the throne of Israel.
      4. God used a beggar named Lazarus to preach a daily sermon to a rich man.
      5. God used 12 unknown men, many who were uneducated, some who were social outcasts, all from various walks of life to set the world on fire for God.
    D. It doesn't matter…
      1. Who you are
      2. Where you came from
      3. What problems you have
      4. What personality quirks you exhibit
      5. What your level of education
      6. What you level of acceptance by others
      7. God can and will use you if you will make yourself available to Him and His work!
  • We may look at ourselves and wonder how someone like us could be used to do anything for the cause of Christ.
  • But the truth of the matter is that God doesn't need us to be strong and able to stand up on our own two feet.
  • He needs us to be weak and to be totally dependent upon Him and His power.
  • God isn't looking for spiritual powerhouses; He is looking for people who have nothing more than faith and a desire to cling to the Lord.
  • The secret lies in one word - Surrender!
  • Are you totally surrendered to the Lord and to His will for your life?
The Life Of Apostle Paul ( Bible Movie )



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