Lets Read the Bible Together!
January 25, 2017
Over the last weeks we have been reading through the book of Acts. Each time I read this book I am amazed to see the transformation that took place in the life of Paul the Apostle. In Acts 9 Paul came fact to face with Jesus and his life was completely transformed. Before coming to Christ, Paul was a different person, he even had a different name, Saul of Tarsus. Saul was literally breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord. With every breath his life was consumed with how he might kill the followers of Jesus. Then he met Jesus and his life was changed forever.
Immediately in Acts 9:20 Paul began preaching about Jesus, declaring that Jesus is the Son of God. There was such a change that all who heard him were amazed because they knew who he had been and they knew what he used to do to the followers of Jesus. What changed in Paul’s life is that he had been born again. What we read in 2 Corinthians 5:17 is actually true, if anyone be in Christ they really are a new creation. In Christ, we are a new person! The old life is gone and a new life has begun!
As we read the book of Acts we discover that Paul never lost the impact of what happened to him on that day he met Jesus. Time and time again we read of him telling people what happened to him. How he once lived apart from Christ and how Jesus saved and changed his life. I would encourage you today, never lose sight of what the Lord has done in your life. Continually give him thanks for saving you and for continuing to change you and make you more like Jesus. As well, lets learn from Paul and discover the power of our personal testimony.
You and I may not have been killing Christians, but we were without Christ. We were dead in our trespasses and sin and Jesus saved us, forgave us, and is changing our lives. Believe it or not, your story of what Christ has done in you is powerful. Because the same Jesus that loved you and forgave you is able to do the same for anyone who would put their faith in Him. So lets be bold for Jesus and share with others what Christ has done in our lives.