Most commentators say that Peter and Paul are the two most pivotal people in the book. This passage, Acts 9:1-31, is the story of Saul’s (soon to be known as Paul) conversion. His lust for stamping out Christianity has him pursuing the Christians outside of Jerusalem. But on his way to Damascus, he’s confronted by the risen Christ, converted and commissioned to go to the Gentiles with the gospel.
This text encourages us in a couple ways. It reminds us of the sovereign authority of Jesus to build His church and spread the gospel, no matter how strong the opposition might be.
It also shows us that no one anywhere, under any circumstances is beyond the reach of the gospel!
Scripture: Acts 9:1-31