Lesson for February 22, 2020.
PAUL, THE GREAT EVANGELIST
Scripture Reading: Acts 9:10-20.
Memory Verse: 2 Timothy 4:7.
- What do we know about Paul’s early life? Acts 22:3. Smith’s Bible Dictionary suggests that he was probably taken to Jerusalem as a boy for His education.
NOTE: Saul means “asked, “desired”. Paul
means “small” or “little”. These names are very appropriate to the life of the Apostle. He was desired of men, very prominent and highly trusted by the leaders. After his conversion, however, he was very humble.
- Discuss the following points in the story of Paul’s conversion (Acts 9). The mission to Damascus. Saul’s vision. Ananias’ part.
- What did Paul do? Why did he leave Damascus? Acts 9:22-25.
- How was he received at Jerusalem, and where did he go from there? Acts 9:26-30.
- Discuss Acts 11:19-30; 12:24-25; 13:2,3.
- Did they carry out their mission? Romans 15:25-28; 1 Corinthians 16:1-3; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5; 9:1-12.
- Discuss Acts 20:22,23; 21:10,11,33.
NOTE: From the day that Agabus’ prophecy was fulfilled in A.D. 58, Paul was a prisoner of the Roman Empire until the year 63, at which time he was permitted to dwell in his own house (Acts 28:30). He was again arrested in A.D. 65 and beheaded in A.D. 67 or 68.
- What have you to say about his conduct while he was under arrest.