BT-What Are You Waiting For?
Q: What’s something in life that’s worth waiting for?
Q: What’s something in life you shouldn’t wait for?
Then Paul said: 3 “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors. I was just as zealous for God as any of you are today. 4 I persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison, 5 as the high priest and all the Council can themselves testify. I even obtained letters from them to their associates in Damascus, and went there to bring these people as prisoners to Jerusalem to be punished.
– Story of Saul (Also went by “Paul”)
– He’s telling the story of his own conversion.
Q: What kind of guy was Saul?
Q: How could someone be so committed to God and be so wrong about God at the same time?
Q: What do you think stopped Saul from seeing the truth?[v. 6-11]
– Saul was traveling to Damascus to arrest and eventually kill Christians.
– Jesus stops him on the way and blind him.
Q: Why do you think Jesus blinded Saul? Seems kind of mean.
Q: What sorts of things does Jesus do nowadays to get our attention?[v. 12-16]
– Jesus directs Saul to go to Damascus and meet Ananias.
– He finally gets to Ananias. Ananias heals him.
Q: Why do you think Saul was hesitant to get baptized?
Q: Why are people hesitant to obey God nowadays?
Q: Is there any good reason to wait to get right with God?Challenge: If you’re not right with God, don’t wait. Just go for it and see the incredible plan and purpose God has for you!