The Conversion of St. Paul

Saul Sees the Light

Acts 9: 1 - 22

Saul's story is a very vivid account of a dramatic conversion, or change, to Jesus' way of living. Saul is the first person we know about who chose to follow Jesus without having met him in person. After his conversion, Saul became Paul, taking a new name to go with his new life.

Paul's traveling, teaching, and especially his writing, brought the early Christians together as one church, one Body of Christ. His emphasis on the risen Christ's effect on our lives still unifies Christians today.

The Book of Acts was written by Luke, who sometimes traveled with Paul, serving as his secretary.

1. Where was Saul going?
[Saul was on his way to Damascus, in what is now Syria.]

2. What was Saul going to do there?
[Saul was going to arrest Christians and put them in jail.]

3. What happened to Saul on the road?
[A bright light from heaven flashed around him, and he heard a voice speaking from heaven.]

4. Which words did Saul hear?
[He heard the voice saying, "Saul, Saul, why are you so cruel to me?"]

5. Who healed Saul?
[Ananais healed Saul.]

6. Did Ananais want to heal him?

[No, he did not, but Jesus told Ananais to heal him, anyway.]


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