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Bible Notes

Acts 9:7-11 (06.06.18)

Acts 9:7-11 NIV
7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. 8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.
10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”
“Yes, Lord,” he answered.
11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”

On Sunday Grant was talking about the wonderful transformation that God can bring into our lives, and Saul’s experience is a dramatic illustration of it. Coming face to face with the risen Jesus changes his mind about him, but it’s not just a case of changed belief and loyalties, but the very way in which he sees the world around him is changed as well. He no longer looks just with his own eyes and understanding, but with God’s vision.

Lord, help us to see the people that we meet and the situations that we face today as you see them.

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