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<< Tuesday, January 25, 2005 >> Conversion of St. Paul
 
Acts 22:3-16 or
Acts 9:1-22

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Psalm 117 Mark 16:15-18
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THE CONVERTIBLE ON STRAIGHT STREET

 
"Saul saw in a vision a man named Ananias coming to him and placing his hands on him so that he might recover his sight." —Acts 9:12
 

The Lord still converts Sauls into Pauls whenever He can find Ananiases who will obey Him. He turns persecutors into missionaries when He can find people who will risk their lives for the gospel. If the Lord can get an Ananias to go to Straight Street, He'll back up this Ananias with signs and wonders.

Those who profess their faith will "expel demons," "speak entirely new languages," "handle serpents," "drink deadly poison without harm," and cure the sick by laying their hands on them (Mk 16:17-18). God will give Ananiases power to remove scales from the eyes of Sauls, baptize them, and fill them with the Spirit (Acts 9:18).

Where's the last place in the world you want to go and who's the last person in the world you want to witness to? That's your Saul. That's where the power is, the victory, and the conversion of the "unconvertible." That's the opportunity to make your act of faith. The Lord says: "Go at once to Straight Street, and at the house of Judas ask for a certain Saul of Tarsus" (Acts 9:11).

 
Prayer: Father, I went by Saul's house today but I was afraid to go in. I repent and go in Your name.
Promise: "Go into the whole world and proclaim the good news to all creation. The man who believes in it and accepts baptism will be saved; the man who refuses to believe in it will be condemned." —Mk 16:15-16
Praise: St. Paul endured the doubts and even persecution of his fellow Christians for years after his conversion. Yet he humbly and patiently continued to spread God's word with power.
 
(This Lent, become an Ananias by teaching the Bible. Order our tapes on the Bible Teachers Series. Our six-tape audio series starts with AV 117-1. Our three-part video series starts with V-117.)
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Richard Walling, July 7, 2004
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, July 19, 2004
 
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