October 17, 2021

A Chosen Instrument

Bible Text: Acts 9:1-19a |

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A chosen instrument

That’s what God said to Ananias about Saul, who had experienced a radical conversion on the road to Damascus. God said, Saul is “a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name to the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel” (Acts 9:15). And there might be a temptation with a passage like this to make the encounter so specific to Saul that we miss what it has to say about ordinary, non-Apostolic believers like you and me. Are we not also “chosen instruments”? Does God not also have a specific ministry for each of us? Are we not also gifted and placed, each in our own sphere of influence, to carry out the mission? The answer is yes, yes, and yes! And as we look at Acts 9:1-19a, we’ll see the Word come alive for each of us as we walk through the account of Saul’s conversion to Christ.

Sermon Notes

The Book of Acts
A chosen instrument
Acts 9:1-19a
Pastor Todd Dugard
October 17, 2021

When I am“a chosen instrument”of God, I will have......

...a before-Christ-after-Christ story (9:1-2)

...a personal encounter with Christ(9:3-7)

...an altered life-trajectory because of Christ (9:8-9, 16)

...an ongoing relationship with Christ (9:10-15)

...a sense of belonging in Christ’s church (9:17-19a)