I Was Blind

Acts 9:1-19

 

I.                The Road to Damascus (vs. 1-9)

a. Who is Saul “breathing threats and murder against?” _______________ ____________________________________________________________

b. Why would Saul go all the way to Damascus to persecute believers (Acts 8:3)? __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 

c. In what way were Saul’s actions “official” and who sanctioned them?

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d. What happened to Saul as he neared Damascus? _________________

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e. Who does the Lord state Saul is persecuting and how is this different from vs. 1? _________________________________________________

f. Did everyone with Saul experience the same thing as Saul? _________

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II.              Ananias (vs. 10-16)

a. What do we know about Ananias? ____________________________ __________________________________________________________

b. What does the Lord tell Ananias to do? ________________________

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c. Does Ananias immediately obey without question? _______________

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d. What reason does the Lord offer for why Ananias must obey? ______ __________________________________________________________

e. What aspect of Saul’s conversion and ministry would prove difficult?

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III.            Brother Saul (vs. 17-19)

a. What does Ananias do in response to the Lord’s word? ____________ __________________________________________________________

b. How is there a contrast in Ananias’ description of Saul in vs. 13-14 and his words to Saul in vs. 17? ____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 

c. What manifestation accompanied Ananias prayer demonstrating real salvation? __________________________________________________

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d. What physical event took place at the same time and what spiritual symbolism may be revealed with it? _____________________________

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IV.      Application:   In what way could we also declare I was blind but now I see? __

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