September 20, 2014


Acts 9:10-19

The summer of 1991 saw the release of the movie “Terminator 2.” All the characters from the original, sci-fi, run-for-your-life movie were there, but with one important difference. The “terminator” had been transformed. The Schwarzenegger-droid had threateningly vowed, “I’ll be back,” at the conclusion of the first “terminator” movie. His promise is fulfilled in this movie, but in a totally unexpected manner. He returns as a “good guy.”

In the recording of Saul of Tarsus’ conversion you see a transformation of a really bad guy into an extraordinarily good guy. The transformation wasn’t brought about by computers. It took place under the power of The Holy Spirit and the words of Jesus Christ!

At the 2014 NALC Convocation in Charleston, SC, The Voice of the Martyrs witnessed to the transformation of souls, regardless of the cost, to witness and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Lord transformed Saul of Tarsus into Paul the great missionary and author of more than a third of the New Testament. He is still in the transforming business!

Prayer: Lord, transform us to radiate the glory of Jesus. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Thomas W. Corbell,
Pastor of  Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Statesville, NC.

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One Response to September 20, 2014

  1. Danny Ward says:

    We also see transformations take place, not the Saul to Paul dynamic, but still those who joined the police force to kill the Muslims who killed his father. A lay priest, by his own admission was not a believer in the army, but went back to his catholic faith to become a lay priest. He has come to know and understand the gift of Christ. We need to allow Christ to work through us and seek his will in all things.

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