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Why did Jesus come to me?

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The book of Acts is the historical unfolding of how the Lord made his people witnesses and empowered them to witness.
Paul is known as the apostle to the Gentiles.
On his journey back to Jerusalem, he is arrested and blamed for bringing in a Greek into the Temple.
Paul is going to give his “defense” [apologetic] before the Jews in Jerusalem. In doing so, he gives his testimony. The root word for testimony is used multiple times in the passage. It is a point of emphasis that we should not take lightly:
v. 5 - "doth bear me witness"
v. 12 - "having a good report"
v. 15 - "witness"
v. 18 - "testimony"
v. 20 - "martyr"
Question: Why did Jesus come to me?

(v. 3) Paul deeply cared about things that were rubbish

(v. 3) Paul deeply cared about things that were rubbish
Paul’s testimony points to who he was before Christ. Notice a couple of other places - ,

(v. 4 - 5) Paul had permission to openly attack the followers of Jesus Christ

Paul was violent towards those who followed Jesus Christ - see , ,

(v. 6 - 11) Jesus met Paul

It was Jesus who confronted Paul. See also ,

(v. 12 - 16) Jesus commissions Paul

There is a particular reason why Jesus confronted Paul. See , ,
It must become more clear to us: A testimony is more than just a story about how Jesus saved me. The testimony tells you and others why He saved you.
It must become more clear to us: A testimony is more than just a story about how Jesus saved me. The testimony tells you and others why He saved you.
A testimony is more than just a story about how Jesus saved me. The testimony tells you and others why He saved you.
Question: Why did Jesus come to me?

(v. 17 - 21) Paul is a witness of Jesus

There is
There is no question in Paul’s mind that this is why Jesus came to him. See
There is no question in Paul’s mind that this is why Jesus
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