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Paul’s Conversion (a 5-part study)

Paul’s Conversion – Part 1

Saul of Tarsus (as the Apostle Paul was known before his conversion) seemed the most unlikely person to embrace the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet he did. And his conversion testifies that there is no one beyond the reach of God's love, mercy and grace. There...

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Paul’s Conversion – Part 2

The persecution carried out by Saul was foretold by Jesus: "They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me."...

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Paul’s Conversion – Part 3

Through the ages, man has made the mistake of thinking that he can make himself right with God and Herculean efforts have been undertaken to achieve this. The "you can save yourself" religion flourished in the days of Jesus, with the Pharisees developing this to a...

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Paul’s Conversion – Part 4

As far back as Job, men have been asking, "How can a mortal man be righteous before God?" (Job 9:2) The Jews of Paul's day (including himself before his conversion) pondered the same question and produced their own solution: "Since they did not know the righteousness...

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Paul’s Conversion – Part 5

When Paul wrote on the theme of God's amazing grace, he drew on his own life as a self righteous, legalistic sinner. He had believed he would be saved by his works, thereby setting his life on a collision course with God. However, once grace entered the equation,...

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