Hey person, whatever happened to that Saul guy? You know, the one that Jesus struck blind on the road to Damascus?
Who’s Paul? I’m talking about Saul.
What? They’re the same person? Now I’m confused. How come he has two names?
So most people called him Paul after he met Jesus? Was that because he was like a different person? So what happened to him after that?
He got to go on road trips? I want to go on a road trip. You haven’t taken me anywhere in a long time. Except on my trails, that is.
Where did he go on those road trips? Did he have a really cool car? Maybe he had a 4Runner like ours.
They what!? They didn’t have any cars then? They had to walk everywhere? What’s wrong with them? I don’t want to go on that kind of road trip. So where’d he walk to?
Why would he do that? He walked to different cities to tell people about Jesus and start churches? And it took days to get to some of those places? Boy, he was dedicated. I’m sure glad I don’t have to walk all those places.
Okay, I’m listening.
My person says one of the places Paul went was called Philippi. He and his friends met a slave girl who had a spirit in her that could predict the future. She was making lots of money for her owners, but she kept following Paul and his friends around and bothering them. Finally, in the name of Jesus, Paul commanded that spirit to come out of the girl.
I hope Paul gave that spirit what for when it came out of the girl.
Okay person, I’m listening.
The owners were really mad because now they couldn’t make any money off that girl, so they dragged Paul and his friend Silas to the authorities where they were beaten and put in prison.
Ouch! I bet Paul and Silas were pretty upset.
They what? They prayed and sang hymns? In the prison? At midnight? I don’t get it person. I would be howling.
My person says there was a big earthquake when Paul and Silas were singing and all the prison doors flew open. The jailer thought all the prisoners had escaped and was about to kill himself because he would be executed for letting the prisoners go.
Wow, I wouldn’t want his job.
Paul told the jailer not to kill himself because all the prisoners were still there. Then the jailer asked Paul and Silas what he must do to be saved.
Person, what does he need to be saved from. Was there going to be another earthquake?
I am listening.
Paul and Silas told the jailer, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.”
They told the jailer and his household about Jesus. Then the jailer washed their wounds and he and his family were baptized. He took Paul and Silas to his house and fed them and was filled with joy because he and his family had come to believe in God.
Hey person, if I tell someone about God will I get a midnight meal too?