Saul lived in the early days of the church, when followers of Jesus were spreading the good news and the church was growing. Saul was a very devout Jew who tried very hard to follow the Jewish law. Saul believed that Christians were wrong and decided that they must go to prison or die. One day, Saul got permission to go to Damascus to arrest Christians. But as Saul was going along the road to Damascus, an amazing thing happened. A bright light flashed around him, and he fell to the ground. He heard a voice saying, “Saul, Saul, why are you so cruel to me? “Who are you?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus,” the voice answered. “I am the one you are so cruel to. Now get up and go into the city, where you will be told what to do.” Saul got up from the ground, but he could not see a thing. He was blind. Somebody took Saul by the hand and led him to Damascus. For three days he could not see anything and did not eat or drink.
A follower of Jesus named Ananias lived in Damascus. Ananias had a vision where Jesus spoke to him and told him to go to find Saul. When Annanias protested because he was frightened of Saul, Jesus said, “Go! I have chosen him to tell foreigners, kings, and the people of Israel about me.” So Ananias went into the house where Saul was staying. He put his hands on Saul and then Saul could see. Saul got up and was baptized. He went on to spend his life spreading the good news of Jesus to others. He came to be known as Paul.
“Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.” II Corinthians 5:17 (CEV)
God called Paul to do special work. We’ll discover how we can do special work in Apostle's Playhouse
Create your own journey map on the road to Jesus in Good News
Praising Puppets tell the story of Paul on the road to Damascus
In Holywood, watch a video of Saul and see his change of heart
Antioch Arcade “experiments” as we learn of Saul’s conversion
In Creation Station we will re-create the dramatic conversion of Saul using pastels
Holywood – Mary Hill
Creation Station – Dona Woodard
Praising Puppets – Rich Woynich
Apostle's Playhouse – Julie Bell
Good News – Dewey Cassell
Antioch Arcade – Melinda Thompson
Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Sara Ridings, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Catherine Devins, Amy Woynicz, and Lori Houck.