Acts 9 Devotional Commentary

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Acts 9:1

As Jesus prepared to leave His disciples, He told them that they would proclaim the good news of the gospel of Christ throughout the world. They were to become His witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea, throughout Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth.

The stoning of Stephen, who was the first Christian martyr, set the course for the rapid spread of the good news of salvation to faraway regions as men, women, and read more...

Acts 9:4

Who could have been a more deeply religious man than Saul of Tarsus? And yet his fervent zeal was counter to the will of God. Who could have been a more passionate hater of Jesus of Nazareth than this exemplary Pharisee? Yet he became Christ's most ardent admirer, worshipping the Lord Jesus in grateful reverence and submitting to the Nazarene as His bond-servant.

Paul had played havoc with the Church, entering into homes where read more...

Acts 9:5

Saul of Tarsus was a deeply religious man and passionate about his service to God and yet his work for God was in direct opposition to God. Despite Saul's fervent zeal to work the works of God, he was suddenly brought face to face with the reality of Who God was - and it demolished all his preconceived understanding about God and shattered his long-held, pious religiosity.

Saul of Tarsus was a great man who was held in read more...

Acts 9:16

Paul was God's chosen vessel to take the glorious gospel of salvation to the Gentiles. His ministry would not be an easy task, but one that would entail much hardship and suffering. Indeed, the catalogue of problems and persecutions that Paul endures in his ministry is almost without equal, for on numerous occasions he was imprisoned, beaten, whipped, and shipwrecked. He encountered dangers while travelling on land and sea. He was attacked by robbers, and read more...

Acts 9:20

Paul is a beautiful picture of the Body of Christ, which is made up of Jew and Gentile believers.

Paul was a Jew by birth and a Hebrew of the Hebrews. He was of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, and was tutored extensively in the Hebrew Scriptures.

Yet Paul was also a Gentile citizen by birth, trained in Greek philosophy and studied Roman law. And Paul became God's chosen vessel to read more...

Acts 9:31

Just as God the Father and God the Son work together in unbroken harmony and perfect love, to fulfil their unique functions within the Tri-unity of the Godhead, so also God the Holy Spirit... the third Person of the Trinity, works the work of God in flawless synergy with Father and Son, as each fulfil their respective roles and co-authored responsibilities.

All are Omnipotent and all are Omniscient and Omnipresent. All are read more...