Acts 9

v1 – Saul – Paul’s Hebrew name to ask
*breathing – means to take in
*The name and person Saul represents everyone who is not saved
             ——-look at everyone as a person
             ——-prayer results in people being saved – 2 Cor 4:3-6
——-Acts 1:14…Acts 2:1-4…Acts 3:1…Acts 4:31…
v11 – at salvation, we receive a new address – Straight Street
-this is living a righteous life
-righteous means to be right with the Lord
          How do we get right with the Lord?
1. you must be saved – Romans 9:9-13
2. Know who you are in Christ – Eph 1:3
3. Be right with people – Matthew 6:14-15
4. Seek Righteousness – MATTHEW 6:25-33
-This is found in The Word of God – His Righteousness
-the rewards of righteousness – provision
vs10-19 Ananias
-the Lord knows us by our names
-he was available – Yes Lord…
-his name refers to someone who gives favor and grace
vs15-16 – Paul’s purpose was to go to the gentiles
v17 – Paul was filled and baptized in the Holy Spirit – 1 Corinthians 14:18
-Paul wrote around 50% of the NT and he spoke in tongues
vs18-19 – Paul was water baptized and went to the desert for 3 years
-Galatians 1:15-24
vs20-22 – Paul preached “The Christ”
-there is only one Christ
-1 John 2:22-23
v21 – Saul’s life was turned upside down
-he became a no more believer……
vs23-31 – Radical change Brings Radical Opposition
-Opposition produces spiritual growth for the church
vs32-35 – Aeneas –
The Lord works miracles through Peter – Peter goes on an evangelistic tour
1. No situation makes it any more difficult for Jesus to heal
2. Praise the Lord before the trial, during the trial and after thr trial ends
Aeneas – means praise
vs36-43 – Dorcas
-a believer who is raised from the dead
-speak to the situation and disease and oppression from the enemy