Saul of Tarsus

Credit/Source: Brian W. Chalmers

The conversion of Saul (Apostle Paul) along the road to Damascus. Includes 2 free activity books and an iPad/Tablet story flipbook.

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Christians Afraid of Persecution
Even though they didn’t do anything wrong, the Christians who lived in the city of Jerusalem became afraid because people wanted to hurt them. People who didn’t understand Jesus thought the Christians were bad.
Saul reads the old testament scrolls
There was a man named Saul who studied the old Testament scrolls. Even though he believed in God He didn’t understand who Jesus was either. He thought Jesus was bad!
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Acts 9:1-18 1 "Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, 2 and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. 3 As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; 4 and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?" 5 And he said, "Who are You, Lord ?" And He said, "I am Jesus whom you are persecuting, 6 but get up and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do." 7 The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. 8 Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing ; and leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus. 9 And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank. 10 Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias ; and the Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, "Here I am, Lord." 11 And the Lord said to him, "Get up and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying, 12 and 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." 13 But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem ; 14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name." 15 But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel ; 16 for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name's sake." 17 So Ananias departed and entered the house, and after laying his hands on him said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road by which you were coming, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit." 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he regained his sight, and he got up and was baptized; " Acts 22:1-211 "Brethren and fathers, hear my defense which I now offer to you." 2 And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew dialect, they became even more quiet ; and he said, 3 "I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated under Gamaliel, strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God just as you all are today. 4 "I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons, 5 as also the high priest and all the Council of the elders can testify. From them I also received letters to the brethren, and started off for Damascus in order to bring even those who were there to Jerusalem as prisoners to be punished. 6 "But it happened that as I was on my way, approaching Damascus about noontime, a very bright light suddenly flashed from heaven all around me, 7 and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?' 8 "And I answered, 'Who are You, Lord ?' And He said to me, 'I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting.' 9 "And those who were with me saw the light, to be sure, but did not understand the voice of the One who was speaking to me. 10 "And I said, 'What shall I do, Lord ?' And the Lord said to me, 'Get up and go on into Damascus, and there you will be told of all that has been appointed for you to do.' 11 "But since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me and came into Damascus. 12 "A certain Ananias, a man who was devout by the standard of the Law, and well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there, 13 came to me, and standing near said to me, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight !' And at that very time I looked up at him. 14 "And he said, 'The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will and to see the Righteous One and to hear an utterance from His mouth. 15 'For you will be a witness for Him to all men of what you have seen and heard. 16 'Now why do you delay ? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.' 17 "It happened when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I fell into a trance, 18 and I saw Him saying to me, 'Make haste, and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about Me.' 19 "And I said, 'Lord, they themselves understand that in one synagogue after another I used to imprison and beat those who believed in You. 20 'And when the blood of Your witness Stephen was being shed, I also was standing by approving, and watching out for the coats of those who were slaying him.' 21 "And He said to me, 'Go ! For I will send you far away to the Gentiles.'"
Christians Brought Back to Jerusalem to be Punished.
Saul wanted to go out and capture Christians and bring them back to Jerusalem to punish them. He thought he was doing good but he was doing something bad. .
Saul Gets Letters From Leaders
Saul went to the leaders and got letters to say that he was allowed to capture the Christians and bring them back for punishment.
Saul went on a trip to the city of Damascus to capture Christians so that he could punish them.
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A Bright Light Appears to Saul
While Saul was on his trip suddenly a bright light came down from heaven. Jesus was in the light and asked Saul why he was punishing the Christians. Saul was very surprised! He learned that Jesus was God’s son and was very good and that he was wrong for punishing and capturing the Christians.
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Saul Fasts and Prays for 3 Days
Paul went to the city of Damascus. He was very sad for being so mean to the Christians. He was so sad that he didn’t eat or drink anything for three days. He was blind from the great light and he prayed all the time.
Ananias heals Saul's eyes.
God heard Saul’s prayers. Saul was baptized and God forgave him of his sins for being so mean to Christians. A good man named Ananias came and touched Saul’s eyes and they were healed. Saul could see again! From then on Saul went around telling everyone about how Jesus was very good and that the Christians had been right all along.

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