Yak Pak Week of May 16th – 22nd

Posted: May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Saul is Knocked to the Ground

Our hope is for our kids to know that: No one can resist the calling of God

Key Verse:
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in my name the father will give you”
John 15:16

(Open the bible and read to your child Acts 8:29 – 9:25) Saul (who later became the apostle Paul) started off by arresting Christians. Saul thought he was doing what God wanted him to do, because he didn’t believe Jesus was the messiah. One day, on his way to Damascus he encounters Jesus. A bright light from heaven shone down on Saul, and he heard Jesus ask him, “Why do you persecute me”. It was at that moment Saul knew that Jesus was “the way”, and instead of fighting for God he had been fighting against him. God chose Saul (Paul) to be an apostle, and spread the good news of Christ everywhere he went.

The Jesus Connection:
Saul heard a voice asking, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” (Acts 9:4). He did not know who was speaking, so he asked, “Who are you, Lord?” To his amazement the response was, “I am Jesus.” Saul knew that Jesus had been a teacher, and that he had died on the cross. But Saul did not yet know and believe that Jesus was Lord, the Son of God, raised in power!
We, like Saul, are sinners who do not know Jesus. Our experience in coming to know Jesus is similar to Paul’s. While we are sinners God takes the initiative to move us toward himself. Saul was on his way to kill more Christians when Jesus revealed himself to him. Saul immediately realized that the stories of Jesus’ resurrection were true. Jesus was, and is, alive!


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