Day Four: Volcanic Explosion

NT Wright describes Saul’s encounter with Jesus this way:
“We call this event a ‘conversion’, but it was more like a volcanic eruption, thunderstorm and tidal wave all coming together.  If the death and resurrection of Jesus is the hinge on which the great door of history swung open at last, the conversion of Saul of Tarsus was the moment when all the ancient promises of God gathered themselves up, rolled themselves into a ball, and came hurtling through that open door and out into the wide world beyond.” [New Testament for Everyone: Acts, 142]

What a vivid image of the power of salvation through a supernatural encounter with Jesus!

“Our task as witnesses is to lead people to Jesus so that they will encounter him as their Savior and Lord. We may discuss religion, argue for the truth of it, and seek to persuade people about its relevance and power. But the end that we aim at is to introduce people to Jesus… However we do it, our aim is to lead them [to an] encounter with Christ.”  [Fernando, The NIV Application Commentary: Acts, 306]

Prayer: “Lord, may you increase your Spirit’s activity in and around me so that I, together with the church, can minister to others in supernatural power and love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Let us worship to the song “Fall Afresh” by The Belonging Co. (Click Here)

-GW

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