Pastor Tom Grieb continues our series, "Champions of the Church."

Saul was known far and wide by the early New Testament church, but for all the wrong reasons.  By his own admission in Philippians 3:6, he was a zealous persecutor of the church.  That all changed on the Damascus Road in dramatic fashion.  Jesus took hold of Saul’s life and never let go.  Saul would never be the same again.  Instead of persecuting the church, Saul would become its greatest evangelist.

Saul was not only blinded by a bright light from heaven but heard the voice of Christ speaking to him.  “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” has rung through the ages.  Saul’s life was turned around that day.  His was a true conversion, if there ever was one.  His heart was changed and his life transformed.  What Jesus did for Saul is no less available to you and me.  What Christ did on the cross offers light to our lives.  The guilt of our sin no longer weighs us down.  We are freed from its bond and empowered to live as God wants us to.  Our lives are changed as we are converted from one life to another much more glorious than the first.

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Passage: Acts 9:1-9

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