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What

happens
when water
boils?
What happens
when water
freezes?

When

water
changes to ice
or steam, we
say that it has
been
converted.
It is different
from the
original water.

Repentance
I am sorry is not always easy to
say
When I know Ive been thoughtless
and done something wrong.
Ill try to repent, to do better, to
pray
That Heavenly Father will help me
be strong.

How

are people
converted to the gospel
of Jesus Christ?
How do their lives change
when they are converted?
This lesson is about one
mans miraculous
conversion to the gospel
of Jesus Christ.

Saul

had watched
the people kill
Stephen.
One day Saul was
walking to the
city of Damascus
with some
friends.
He wanted to put
some of Christs
disciples in
prison.

Suddenly

a
bright light
from heaven
surrounded
him and he
fell to the
ground.
Then Saul heard the voice of
Jesus asking him why he was
trying to hurt the Saints.
Saul was afraid.

Saul

asked
Jesus what
he should do.

The

Savior said Saul


should go to Damascus.
There Saul would be told
what he needed to do.

Saul

opened his
eyes, but he
could not see.
He was blind.
His friends took
him to
Damascus.
While

Saul was in Damascus he


fasted and prayed for three
days.
A disciple of Jesus Christ named
Ananias lived in Damascus.

In

a vision,
Jesus told
Ananias to go
to Saul.
Ananias had
the priesthood.
Ananias was afraid. He had
heard about Saul and how
he had been putting Jesus
disciples in prison.
However, Ananias was
obedient to the Lord.

Ananias

went to the home


Saul had been staying at.
Ananias called him
Brother Saul and told
Saul he had been sent by
the Lord.
He

put his hands


on Sauls head
and blessed him
that Sauls sight
would come
back.

After

being healed, Saul


was baptized and received
the gift of the Holy Ghost.

He

became
known as
Paul. He was
called to be
an Apostle.

Paul

became a missionary
for the Church. He preached
the gospel in many lands.

He

wrote
many letters
to Christs
disciples.
Many of these
letters are in
the New
Testament.

How

did Saul
persecute the
members of
the Church?

Lets

read
Acts 7:5760 ;
8:13; 9:12

How

might the members of


the Church have felt about
Saul?
How would you feel if
someone persecuted you for
your beliefs?
How should we respond
when someone does this?
Has someone made fun of
you or been unkind to you
because of your beliefs?

What

happened on the
road to Damascus that
helped Saul realize he
needed to repent of his
sins?

Lets

read
Acts 9:
36

Who

did
Saul speak
with in this
vision?
Lets read
Acts 9:5
How do Heavenly Father
and Jesus Christ help us
know when we need to
repent?

Jesus

Christ was telling


Saul that his actions were
harming himself more
than anyone else.
When we fight against
what is right, we hurt
ourselves the most.
How could someone be
hurt by fighting against
the truth?

What

did Saul do to repent


and turn to Jesus Christ?
He recognized his sins (
Acts 9:6).
He fasted and prayed for
forgiveness (Acts 9:9, 11 ).
He was baptized (Acts 9:18 ).
He tried to correct the things
he had done wrong (Acts 9:20
).
He changed and never
persecuted people again.

Saul

was not wicked in his


heart; he was deceived. He
needed to repent and be
baptized.
What do
we need to
do to
repent of
our sins?

Why is it
important to
repent when we do
something wrong?

How

does
repentance
make us
feel?

The

Ananias in this lesson is


different from the one who
was struck dead for
dishonesty.
What did

the Lord ask


Ananias to
do? Why?
Lets read
Acts 9:1012

Why

was Ananias afraid to


do what the Lord asked?
Lets read Acts 9:1314
Why

did the Lord


call Saul a
chosen vessel?
Lets read Acts
9:1516

What

important things did


Heavenly Father want Saul to
do?
Lets read Acts 26:18
What
important
things might
Heavenly
Father want
you to do?
How can you
learn of these
things?

How

did
Saul lose
his
eyesight?
Lets read
Acts 9:8 &
22:11
What

happened when
Ananias blessed Saul?
Lets read Acts 9:1718

After

Sauls conversion, why


would neither the people
nor the disciples believe him
when he preached?
Lets read Acts 9:21, 26
Why

did Saul
have to leave
the country?
Lets read
Acts 9:23,
2930

The Church
Says:
The proclamation of the Kingdom of God
is a call to a change of heart, metanoia,
a profound transformation of ones way of
life so that it would be in accord with the
Gospel.
Baptism not only purifies from all sins, but
also makes the neophyte a new
creature an adopted Son of God who has
become a partaker of the divine nature,
member of Christ and co-heir with Him,
and a temple of the Holy Spirit.

We

have a special
guest today who
will tell us about
how someones
life can be
changed as he or
she came to
believe in Christ,
repented, and
was baptized.
Enr. Act.
4

How do we take
care the gift of
New Life?

Lets Pray
Dear Jesus,
Thank you for inviting us to a new
life.
Please help us change our ways
so that we can make you happy.
Guide us and give us strength
That we may have a better
relationship with you
AMEN.