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Paul preaches

Paul starts preaching after becoming a Christian.
Paul explains in his letter to the Galatians, ‘But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles.’ – Slide 1
‘My immediate response was not to consult any human being. I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia.’ – Slide 2
‘Later I returned to Damascus.’ – Slide 3
In Acts we read that Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. – Slide 4
All those who heard him were astonished and asked, ‘Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?’ Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah. – Slide 5
Then Paul went to Arabia and came back to Damascus. – Slide 6
After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill Saul. – Slide 7
But Saul learned of their plan. – Slide 8
Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates to kill him. But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall. – Slide 9
When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. – Slide 10
But Barnabas took Saul and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus. So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. <br/>He talked and debated with the Hellenistic Jews, but they tried to kill him. – Slide 11
When the believers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus. – Slide 12
Then the Christians throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and ¬¬were strengthened. – Slide 13
Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, the church increased in numbers. – Slide 14
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