Wednesday, June 19, 2013

joining the community, part 1

Good afternoon friends,
We read yesterday about Saul meeting Jesus on the road to Damascus. Today we see how God leads Saul to discipleship and what troubles that future might hold. The Lord says to Ananias that Saul is a chosen instrument to bring the name of the Lord to gentiles and rulers. God also says that Saul will suffer. The calling is not easy, but on the way, we receive everything we need and blessings besides.

God bless,

Acts 9:10-16
10Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” He answered, “Here I am, Lord.” 11The Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul. At this moment he is praying, 12and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.”

13But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints in Jerusalem; 14and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who invoke your name.” 15But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is an instrument whom I have chosen to bring my name before Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel; 16I myself will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”

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