On his way to Damascus to seek out those who believe that Jesus is the Messiah whose life, death, and resurrection are God's saving act for humanity More is God’s The Messiah was the one who, it was believed, would come to free the people of Israel from bondage and exile. In Jewish thought the Messiah is the anticipated one who will come, as prophesied by Isaiah. In Christian thought Jesus of Nazareth is identified... More and to stop the spread of “the Way,” The first king of Israel More of Tarsus is blinded by a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Jesus sends him to Damascus, where he sees again and takes up his call of evangelization in Jesus’ name.
A turning point in Acts comes when Saul of Tarsus (the narrator shifts to Saul’s other name, A Christian missionary who once persecuted the church More, in Acts 13:9) is called to serve God by proclaiming Jesus as Messiah. The story includes a programmatic statement that describes the course of Saul/Paul’s work in the second half of Acts. In 9:15-16, the Lord says to a man named Three different people in the New Testament are named Ananias. More (not the same Ananias of Acts 5:1-11) about Saul, “He is an instrument whom I have chosen to bring my name before Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel; I myself will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”
Saul requires considerable assistance for his calling to come to fruition. Blinded by the brilliance of the light through which Jesus appears and speaks, Saul is led by his assistants to the home of Judas (not One of Jesus' disciples, who betrayed him for 30 pieces of silver More) on Straight Street in Damascus. There he is instructed and baptized by a brave Christian, Ananias. In Jerusalem, Christian missionary and companion of Paul on his early journeys. More encourages the skeptical community to support Paul’s transformation and call to preach the gospel of Christ (9:26‒27)..
Saul is off and running. His travels will be complicated and dangerous. He never denies the importance of the Jerusalem “mother church,” even as he preaches far afield among Gentiles across the northeastern Mediterranean area. Paul’s call does not take him outside of Jewish life but leads him to extend the joys of A covenant is a promise or agreement. In the Bible the promises made between God and God's people are known as covenants; they state or imply a relationship of commitment and obedience. More participation through Christ to all the families of the earth. Finally, Paul proclaims the gospel before high officials in several speeches connected to his trials (Acts 22, 24, 26). He lives out his claim that his Christ-centered mission “was not done in a corner” (Acts 26:26).