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The conversion of Saul (Paul)

Paul encounters Jesus on the road to Damascus.
Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus. – Slide 1
If he found anyone there belonging to the Way, whether men or women, he planned to take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. – Slide 2
As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. – Slide 3
He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’ <br/>‘Who are you, Lord?’ Saul asked. – Slide 4
‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ he replied. ‘Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.’ <br/>The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless. They heard the sound but did not see anyone. – Slide 5
Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he was blind. – Slide 6
So they led him by the hand into Damascus. – Slide 7
For three days he could not see, and did not eat or drink anything. – Slide 8
In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, ‘Ananias!’ <br/>‘Yes, Lord,’ he answered. – Slide 9
The Lord told Ananias, ‘Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.  <br/>In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.’ – Slide 10
‘Lord,’ Ananias answered, ‘I have heard many reports about this man Saul and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.’ <br/>The Lord said to Ananias, ‘Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.’ – Slide 11
Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, ‘Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.’ <br/>Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. – Slide 12
He got up and was baptised. – Slide 13
After taking some food, Saul regained his strength. – Slide 14
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