Reflective Paragraphs Week 4 – Acts 9


The beginning and end of this chapter are both reasonably well-known stories, although the former (Saul’s encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus) more so than the latter (Tabitha, the woman in the upper room). Aside from this last bit, the chapter very much deals with Saul for the first thirty verses. One can but image the amazement the early Christians must have felt, when Saul started preaching Christ’s message in the synagogues – this man who at the beginning of the chapter was described as “still breathing threats of murder against the disciples of the Lord”! But the tables are turned on him by the end, because “the Jews plotted to kill him”.


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