Jesus Appeared to Saul
Have you ever had a moment where you realized that what you
were certain was right was, in fact, wrong? Have you ever had to radically
change your opinion on something based on new information? Share with the group.
Read Acts 9:1-22 aloud.
What do you know about Saul already? (Review Acts 7:58 and Acts 8:3). Why was Paul so zealous in his persecution of Christians?
Why was Saul traveling to Damascus?
Describe the encounter Saul
has with Jesus. How is this encounter different than the other
post-resurrection appearances we have studied over the past few weeks?
Why does Jesus say Saul is persecuting Him rather than saying
Paul is persecuting the church? How does this encounter affect Saul?
What did Ananias feel when God gave him the instructions in
verses 10-15? Why do you think Ananias obeyed the Lord despite his fears? Have
you ever felt called by God to do something you were frightened to do? Share
with the group.
How do verses 17-22 relate to the great commission we
studied two weeks ago (Matthew 28:16-20)? How do you think Paul proved to the
Jews in Damascus that Jesus was the Christ (verse 22)?
How did the Lord first get your attention? Share with the
group what your experience of coming to know the Lord was like. If you don’t
have a story like that, what is holding you back from your own “road to