Sunday School Lesson 811 Apostles Paul's Conversion from Saul of Tarsus

Lesson: 811
Lesson Name: Saul's Conversion
Theme: Christ Revealed / Grace: God's Undeserved Favor

Reading: Acts 7:58-60Acts 9:1-25;   Acts 22:3-16Acts 26:4,5,9-18

Memory Verse: 1 Timothy 1:15
Memory Verse Text: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.

Printable Activities:

Mini book Saul of Tarsus

1) Mini 8 page booket for telling the Bible story of Saul of Tarsus and his converstion to Christianity. 

2) Download and print a two page worksheet with several puzzles (and answers ) for both young and older children. 

Artwork by Brian W Chalmers. Used by permission.

Discussion Points:

Point 1: God had had his eye on this man for sometime. As we understand the scripture, God had had his eye on him from the very beginning. Only much later on did it really dawn on him Galatians 1:15.
Point 2
: His good life - exemplary and energetic so far as human standards - Philippians3:4-6 - all stands for nothing, and he was found to be an enemy of God and His Christ. God had been speaking to him - goading him - and never more loudly than at Stephen's death.
Point 3: God brings the man to a halt. Though bent on the destruction of the believers. God is determined to make him one himself. The various things - his journey - light from heaven - bringing him to a halt - humbling him - causing him to cry out in his distress, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? Are all things that picture the work of God in the salvation of a sinner. Use them to your advantage as you press home the story.
Point 4: Overwhelms him in a moment. Saves him and changes him and then motivates and uses him. Use the various accounts and references to Paul's conversion in preparing the lesson.

Notes: The story of God's grace to him - expanded over the telling, for the more he thought about it and told it, the work of grace was enlarged and enhanced.