On September 23, Jubilee Church Sunday Service continued the Acts sermon series from chapter 9:19-23 titled, “From Persecutor to Preacher.” “After Saul’s conversion, he was spending the time with the disciples in Damascus. Once he was the greatest opponent of the Church, but he became one of the Christians who he hunted, tortured, and killed,” said the preacher.
“This was the fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 11:6 where the wolf will live with the lamb and there will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Right after Saul’s conversion, he immediately started to witness and preach Jesus as the Son of God. The conversion of Saul is undeniable proof of the truth of Christianity. The Lord changed the greatest persecutor, enemy, into His very messenger, the preacher of the Gospel.”
Lastly, the sermon covered the story of Saul’s solitude time in Arabia for three years. “During this time in the desert, he was able to deepen, meditate on, and internalize the great love of the Lord that came to him. In order to testify to the Gospel and do the mission, we need the period of meeting God deeper face to face just as Saul did in Arabia.”
Jubilee Church members shared their reflection over the sermon during the table fellowship, which was served by brother Sam. One member shared, “This story really amazed us how God can change someone who has done the worst thing to do the good.” Also, the members were able to have the joyful fellowship with the family members who visited Jubilee Church from South Korea.