Life of Witness
Now, Paul witnessed his life changed by Jx on the passage.
What is your witness in your life? If you met Jx, your life would be fulfilled with witness. But contemporary christians lose their witness.
What is the life of witness?
1. It is to witness the sin that we have realized after meeting Jx.
Do you know the meaning of witness? When we witness, remember to say about our sin found after meeting Jx.
Now Paul started his witness by saying his background of royal family, high education.
[v.3 - "I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. Under Gamaliel I was thoroughly trained in the law of our fathers and was just as zealous for God as any of you are today.]
But, he confessed his past life in vain and witnessed it as sin.
[1Tim1:15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst.]
He said, ‘of whom I am the worst’. It is witness that we confess our sin, meeting Jx in our life.
2. It is to witness the life of meeting Jx.
And Paul said that he met Jx. on the road Damascus.
[v.5 persecuted the followers of this Way to their death, arresting both men and women and throwing them into prison, as also the high priest and all the Council can testify.]
Paul did his best according to the standard of secular life. But he met Jx. He witnessed his meeting Jx. on the Damascus. (v.6, 7)
Many of us hear the sermon, but we think just of small happening and works around us, but we should remember whether we meet Jx. through the service. Did you meet Jx instead of listening the sermon?
We must know that we say our habitual behavior of christians to others.
3. It is changed life after meeting Jx.
Dr. Eoryeong, Lee said on the book, “From Knowledge to Spirituality” that People used to ask him how he had met Jx.
The Jews wondered that Paul had met Jx, or not. They did not believe the news.
v.10 “What should I do?”
Paul was followed by Ananias to the place where Jx. wanted to work. (v.11) [“Then he said: 'The God of our fathers has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth. You will be his witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.(v.14-15)]
A book, ‘Like Heaven on Eath’, a daughter of professor Eoryeong, Mina Lee says, ‘the heaven never fail to come to us. Until His hope comes true, I hope to dedicate myself and spread the good news to the world widely.’
What kind of witness do you want leave on earth?