Tell Your Story
Posted by Melissa
At the local coffee shop, a man sits alone, gesturing and having a conversation with . . . uh, no one? No, he isn’t deranged. He has a headset on his ear. Sure, he looks like he’s talking to himself, but he actually is having a real conversation. That must have been how Paul looked to his companions while he had his very first conversation with Jesus, except there was no earpiece. Just a very real God.
Read Acts 22:6-10. Don’t miss verses 6 and 7.
How do you think Paul felt when the blinding light suddenly flashed around him?
What was it like when you first experienced the light of God’s truth? Explain.
How would you describe that experience to someone who has never met Jesus?
If Paul didn’t know who was speaking to him, why did he call Him “Lord”? Explain.
If you have never had a personal experience with God, why do you think that is?
Why do you think Jesus didn’t give Paul the complete instructions right away?
How do you feel when God gives you incomplete instructions and you have to wait?
God got Paul’s attention by pointing out that his religious crusades against Christians were actually persecuting the very God he thought he was serving. Think back to the day you met Jesus. How did God get your attention? How can you explain that moment to others in a way that makes sense to them? Don’t let the unbelievers in your life stare at the light without comprehending it. Help them hear God’s words.
As I was traveling and near Damascus, about noon an intense light from heaven suddenly flashed around me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” —Acts 22:6-7
Reprinted from ec magazine. © 2010 LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Used by permission.