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Jul 8 Devotion: Paul the Christian

I Timothy 1:12-17 – “12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. 17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

Definition – Christian

  1. Person who believes in Jesus Christ as Saviour 

  2. Person who exemplifies in their life the teaching of Christ.

I. The Place of Paul’s Conversion – Acts 9

  1.  Revealing – Acts 9:1-5

  2.  Repentance – Acts 9:6

  3.  Remembrance – Acts 22:1-6, Acts 26: 13-15

II. The Product of Paul’s Conversion

  1. Definite change – II Corinthians 5:17

  2.  Desiring change – Romans 7: 15-25

  3.  Demonstrating change – Acts 9:20-31

III. The Purpose of Paul’s Conversion

  1. Planned purpose – Acts 9:8-16

  2. Powerful purpose – Acts 9: 17-26

  3. Plain purpose – Acts 26:16-18

IV. The Perseverance of Paul’s Conversion – II Timothy 4:6-7

  1. The Powerful fight – Fought a good fight

  2. The Persevering Faith – kept the Faith

  3. The Perfect finish – Finished my course

V. The Peace of Paul’s Conversion – Philippians 1:19-21

  1. Peace in the Reality of death – II Corinthians 5:1-8

  2. Peace in the Reality of Rapture – I Thessalonians 4:13-18

  3. Peace in the Reality of Heaven – Philippians 3:20-21

-Bro. Mike Goodson


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