WHAT HAPPENS IN A GENUINE JESUS ENCOUNTER?

"punctiliar" link fixed (thanks Andrew)

I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance.
Acts 26:19b-20
Transformation in
encounter:

punctiliar and
continuous,

shocking and
subtle,

powerful and
dependent--

designed for partnership
NOT puppetry.


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Passage work

Setting: Paul is on trial, making his defense before King Agrippa, who is “familiar with all the customs and controversies of the Jews.”
  • 26:9-11 Paul’s thought-world setting: zealous Judaism (a la Phineas)
  • 26:12-18 Paul's retelling of his being confronted and commissioned by Jesus the Messiah
  • 26:19-20 Concluding argument: Paul obeyed the heavenly vision
Jesus transformed/redirected Paul's zeal.



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2 comments:

  1. off topic:

    Laura,

    There's something wrong with the HTML in your link on 'punctiliar'

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  2. Andrew, Thanks. Link fixed.

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