PAUL, THE INFLUENCE OF GRACE
NEW SERMON SERIES, beginning 9/14! From the Book of Acts and select passages from Paul’s epistles,
we will look at how the grace of God had a profound, powerful, life transforming, impact on Saul of Tarsus. The impact was so miraculous that a once powerful Pharisee, who was quickly climbing the
ladder to power and wealth, walked away from his career and fell crazy in love with the Lord Jesus. He abandoned everything in order to die to self so that the Lord Jesus could have full control over
his life. Saul of Tarsus ceased to be, and the phenomenal life of Paul the Apostle began.
Because of his devotion to Christ nothing deterred him from serving Christ: not 3 grueling
missionary journeys, not imprisonments, not beating, not stoning, not attempted assassinations, not lies and false accusations, not betrayal from friends, etc. He was steadfast, immovable, always
abounding in the work of the Lord.
From the writings of Paul we have some of the most profound insights into the Person of God and
His plan to redeem and restore mankind to Himself.
Paul’s incredible life and devotion is a good plum line for us to evaluate our life, our devotion