The Holy Spirit turned Saul’s heart so quickly that it baffled the Jews, but we rejoice at the power of God and each soul won for Christ.

Scripture: Acts 9:10-22

ESV Text: Acts 9:10-22


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 9

     10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, 12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. 13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: 14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: 16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake. 17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. 19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. 20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. 21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? 22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 231:
We Now Implore God the Holy Ghost

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1. We now implore the Holy Ghost 
For the true faith, which we need the most, 
That in our last moments He may befriend us 
And, as homeward we journey, attend us. 
Lord, have mercy. 

2. Shine in our hearts, O most precious Light, 
That we Jesus Christ may know aright, 
Clinging to our Savior, whose blood hath bought us. 
Who again to our homeland hath brought us. 
Lord, have mercy. 

3. Thou sacred Love, grace on us bestow, 
Set our hearts with heavenly fire aglow 
That with hearts united we love each other, 
Of one mind, in peace with every brother. 
Lord, have mercy! 

4. Thou highest Comfort in every need, 
Grant that neither shame nor death we heed, 
That e’en then our courage may never fail us 
When the Foe shall accuse and assail us. 
Lord, have mercy!