My Enemy, My Brother

Listen to the sermon Joel Russell-MacLean
Worship Service10:00 am

Bulletin: July 14
Newsletter: June 2019 Newsletter

Scriptures: Psalm 27; Acts 19.1-19


Joel Russell-MacLean

Conversion on the Way to Damascus, Caravaggio

“Brother”, Ananias said to his enemy Paul. And with that word, Paul was healed. Immediately, Paul could see.

When Jesus asked Ananias to go to Paul, Ananias objected, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done”.

Ananias could not see any hope for Paul. But Jesus could. 

Jesus could see the good in Paul and that was enough for Ananias.

With great courage, Ananias entered the house of a man who had murdered and arrested other Christians. His first word to his enemy, to the man who had done evil, was “brother.”

Forgiving, healing, and seeing clearly are blended together in the story of Paul and Ananias. God’s mercy transformed them both.

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