Acts 9:20-31

Saul’s dramatic conversion sends shock-waves through the early church. He is almost immediately a powerful force for debating with the Jews, proving that Jesus is the Messiah, arguing directly from the scriptures in the synagogues! So much so, that the Jews craft a plot to kill Saul.He has to escape via basket, and as Pastor Steve notes, this is a humbling experience for the Pharisee leader Saul as he becomes the humble Apostle Paul. It also takes awhile for the church to accept this man that just a short time ago was a terror to the church, but godly men like Barnabas bring Saul and explain his transformation to the Jerusalem church leaders.