My favorite story of conversion is Saul…

My favorite story of conversion is Saul’s. The account is found in Acts 9, 22 and 26. His conversion is chock full of gold nuggets. For example, there’s Saul’s 180-degree turn from his zeal for Judaism to his zeal for Christ. If the gospel weren’t true, then why would Saul have completely changed from imprisoning and killing Christians to becoming one himself? There is the example of Ananias, who was guilty of believing everything he heard (see Randal Matheny’s great article on this one). There is the comment of Jesus, “It is hard for you to kick against the goads,” (Acts 22:14 ESV). Saul is an example of repentance, obedience, committment, faithfulness through suffering, etc, etc. Hey, this might be a pretty good sermon. Thanks for the nudge!

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