They will notice

Re:Verse reading–Acts 9:1-22, 26-31 (day two) The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. vs. 7

This is an interesting element of Saul’s conversion story. During a relatively isolated journey to Damascus Jesus chooses to reveal himself to Saul, but allows others to hear the exchange. This man whom God would use to write the first chapters of the early church was already on a well-recognized path. His conversion clearly rocked the followers of The Way, see Ananias’ reaction in verses 13-14. We often consider how the apostles and the other believers reacted to Saul’s conversion, but what about those who were with him on that road? What kind of story did they tell? They heard the voice of Jesus!

Few of us will ever have the testimony of Saul/Paul, but when God chooses to intervene in our lives, people will notice. Those who know Jesus, and those who knew you before. Has he done that work for you? Is your life bearing evidences of this change?

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “They will notice”

  1. Transformational leaders can attract potential followers and can influence others to become their followers. These leaders can change people’s behaviors and attitudes from uncooperative to cooperative, and from non-engaging to engaging. They have a vision for those they want to attract to follow them and will be able to do so with a high level of honesty, caring and concern for their well-being, trust and engagement. They focus on change and building relationship with potential followers. Jesus is a servant and a transformation leader.

    Jesus revealed Himself and chose Saul for this conversion. God used Saul for His glory. It is amazing to learn that God used Saul to write the first chapters of the earthy church and that Saul was already on His way to achieve God’s vision for him and the church. Transformational leaders are servant leaders and can move people to where they want them to be. Jesus was clearly a great example of this type of leadership. He had a plan for Saul’s future and the future of His church!

    I found this article helpful in explaining what transformational leadership is about.

    They can win the hearts and minds of followers, influence potential followers, attract undecided audiences, and move people toward their vision. Jesus is to praise for!

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