REAL MEN ARE CHANGED MEN
Real Men - Lesson #1 – The Story of Paul – Acts 9
(Here are the outline and questions I used to teach this men’s Bible Study.)
q What does it mean to be “real” or “authentic”?
q Why should Christian men be “real”?
q Who are some Bible Characters who were real?
q How can these Bible Characters help us?
We are starting a series on “Real Men” and will study the lives of men in the Bible who can help us because they were “real”.
₫ What changes do we look for when a person professes faith in Christ?
₫ Of all the people you have seen come to Christ, who
changed the most?
₫ Why do we put such an emphasis on “change” for a Christian? 2 Corinthians 5:7
One of the most changed men who appear in the Scriptures is the Apostle Paul. The dramatic change in his life deserves examination.
PAUL THE TRADITIONALIST – Philippians 3:3-6
n What is a traditionalist?
n In what ways was Paul a traditionalist before he had his encounter with Christ?
n On what was Paul relying in order to have everlasting life?
n Why was Paul wrong?
PAUL, THE TERROR – Acts , 8:3, 9:1-2
Ø Stephen was stoned and Paul watched the coats. What does this mean?
Ø Why do you think Paul was so adamant against Christians?
Ø What does Acts 9:2 tell you about Paul’s attitude or mental state?
PAUL, THE TERRIFIED - Vss. 3-9
à What was remarkable about the Lord’s appearance to Paul?
à Why was Paul so scared?
à Does God ever “scare” people today into a decision?
Should we ever use fear as a means to convince people that they need to trust Christ as Savior? Jude 1:22-23
à Has God ever scared you into a decision?
à What indication is there in verses 6-7 that Paul had believed in Christ? Will the same indication of belief be present today?
PAUL, THE TRANSFORMED - Vss. 10-18, Philippians 3:7-9
Why was Ananias hesitant to meet with Paul?
What does the response of the Lord in Vss. 15-16 tell you about God’s intentions for new believers?
See Ephesians 2:10.
What indication is there that Ananias believed that Paul was changed?
What did Paul’s baptism indicate? Why is it important that believers be baptized?
What is significant about Paul’s statement in Philippians 3:7-9?
PAUL, THE TAUGHT – Galatians 1:15-18
Matthew 28:20 - Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you…
What was unique about the learning that Paul had after being saved? Why did God choose such a unique method for Paul?
What should a new convert be hungry for? Why?
How should we help new converts?
What is a sad thing about believers as they get older?
2 Peter 3:18
PAUL, THE TESTIMONY - Vss. 18-22
² Why were people so amazed when Paul testified for Christ?
² Why was Paul’s public testimony necessary?
² Why is a testimony of a new believer important?
See Romans 10:9-10.
PAUL, THE TARGET - Vss. 23-28
Of the Jews - Vss. 23-25
¯ What makes Paul’s persecution so ironic?
¯ Is it possible that we will receive the same response?
2 Timothy 3:12
Of the Christians - Vss. 26-28
¯ Would you have been skeptical of Paul? Why?
¯ What does this tell us about our response to new Christians?
¯ How should we be like Barnabas?
This is an expansion on the outline found Sermon Seeds E14