Kids' Bible Stories

Paul

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There once was a man called Saul. He was a Jew who believed in God. When it came to the old Scriptures, Saul was a very smart man. But Saul had a big problem. He did not believe Jesus was God, sent from Heaven, to live with us. He didn't like anyone who loved Jesus. He traveled many places and punished good Christian men and women and had them beaten and put into jail. Some people even died. Poor Saul thought he was doing the right thing and that God would be pleased with him.

One day Saul was on his way to the city of Damascus to find and punish Christians. All of a sudden, a bright light from heaven blinded him. He fell to the ground and a voice spoke to him saying, "Saul, why are you doing these bad things to me?" "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. The Lord answered and said, "I am Jesus." Saul was very surprised and afraid.

God told Saul to go to a certain house in Damascus and wait. God then sent a man named Ananias to pray for Saul. Saul was healed, baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost.

From then on Saul's name was changed to Paul. God taught Paul all he needed to know and used him in a wonderful and very powerful way. He went everywhere telling the people about the good news of Jesus Christ. God also used Paul to write most of the New Testament. We can open our Bibles and read, word for word, the wonderful truths that God gave to Paul to share with us.