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Paul becomes a Christian

Jesus speaks to Saul (Paul) as he travels to Damascus to persecute Christians.
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Stephen was a devout follower of Jesus Christ. Because of his faith in Jesus Christ the Jews stoned Stephen to death while Saul (later known as Paul) happily stood by. Paul wanted to persecute Christians so he decided to travel to Damascus to round up the Christians living there and put them in jail. – Slide 1
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When Paul was almost at Damascus a bright light from heaven flashed around him. Paul fell to the ground and then heard a strange thing, a Voice from Heaven saying ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’ Paul said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ The Voice answered, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting, but rise, and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do.’ – Slide 2
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Paul got up. He could not see, but his heart suddenly understood something very wonderful - Jesus Christ was alive! Paul now believed that Jesus Christ was the Son of God and the Saviour of the world. Paul became a Christian! Paul’s companions led him into Damascus. – Slide 3
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In Damascus Paul fasted and prayed for three days. God told a man named Ananias to go to Paul. – Slide 4
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God said, ‘Paul is a chosen vessel of mine… and I will show him how much he must suffer for my sake.’ Ananias went to Paul, laid hands on him, and his sight was restored! – Slide 5
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Paul began proclaiming that Jesus was the Son of God. People were amazed that the man that once persecuted Christians was now preaching faith in Jesus Christ. The Jews did not like Paul and they plotted to kill him. – Slide 6
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His friends put him in a basket and lowered him over the city wall at night so he would be safe. Paul’s life of service and suffering had begun! – Slide 7
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Paul continually studied God’s Word, growing in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. – Slide 8
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As he was a good student of God’s Word, he became a great teacher of God’s Word and wrote many of the books of the New Testament. – Slide 9
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