PAUL IN ATHENS

The people at Athens were twisted in their mind. What they thought was the truth was a lie. On Paul’s journeys one of the towns he visited was Athens. As he walked through the town he was shocked. Everywhere he walked he could see idols, Idols, IDOLS!!! Paul went to reason with the people but all they said was “What is this man babbling about?” The people thought he was bringing strange ideas to their head. Paul told them that they were worshiping foreign Gods but the people refused to believe him. As Paul kept on walking through the town he came across an alter that said ‘The Unknown God’. Paul knew straightaway that the unknown God was our God up in heaven. The people at Athens were so concentrated on their idols they didn’t know who this mysterious God was. Then Paul went to the people of Athens and said to them,  “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. For in him we live and move and have our being,”. Paul went on speaking and told them about the resurrection, but when the people heard this they sneered and refused to believe but others wanted to hear him again on that subject. When Paul finished speaking many of them believed and were baptised.
We must learn to not be take away by our lusts it to stand firm with God…

Saul is Converted

This story gives lessons and words that tell you that it is not too late to change your ways of thinking about God. There was once a man called Saul, he worshiped at the feet of Gamalliel and was one of the most knowledgeable people in Jerusalem. Saul hated the Christians because they believed that Jesus was resurrected but Saul himself did not share this belief. Saul sent men into every house of those who believed in Jesus and killed them all, women and children. One day Saul and some of his men were travelling along the road to Damascus when a bright light shone blinding Saul. His men brought him to Damascus where he slept for three days and three nights without food or drink. A certain man called Ananias got told by God in a vision to go and baptise Saul. Saul then went and preached to the people in Damascus.

Gods lesson for us                                                                  

 Even those who do evil and persecute Jesus can be changed. Only when Saul was blinded he had time to think and change his actions and ways about what he thought about God. Its never to late for us to be converted…