The Travels of Paul

This week’s reading continues to introduce us to the movement of the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts.  Having birthed the church in Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit scattered the church through the neighboring regions and world spreading the gospel of Christ.   However, though the church spread geographically, it remain relatively confined within the Jewish community of faith.  That is, until a man named Saul was confronted by the Risen Lord on his way to Damascus.   As he took the message of Jesus to non-Jewish people all around Asia-minor, it could be argued that Saul (later to be known as the Apostle Paul) did more than any person to grow the church, except Jesus!  As you read, I’m curious to know what you notice about how God draws and uses people who we might not otherwise expect Him to use.  How does this influence your understanding of God’s work and movement today? 

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19 thoughts on “The Travels of Paul

  1. Karen Calderone

    It’s pretty reassuring to see how God used such ordinary people – people who were uneducated, sick, outcasts, etc. I don’t know that there are too many people who ever feel truly “ready” or “qualified” to be chosen to do His work – but he chooses us anyway, no matter how insecure we feel about it! I think it’s so easy to look around and see people who seem like mountains of faith and, in comparison, feel really inadequate – but that is not the way God has ever worked – ever! He takes us, warts and insecurities and doubts and all.

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