The Art of Being Dangerous

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The Art of Being Dangerous

September 19, 2021

Ed Traverse

The Art of Being Dangerous




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Acts 9:1-14
9 But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest  2  and asked him for letters to
the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.  3  Now as he
went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him.  4  And falling to the ground, he heard a voice
saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”  5  And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are
persecuting.  6  But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.”  7  The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing
the voice but seeing no one.  8  Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and
brought him into Damascus.  9  And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank. 10  Now there was a disciple at Damascus
named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.”  11  And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street
called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying,  12  and he has seen in a vision a man
named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.”  13  But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about
this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem.  14  And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your

We are carriers of a powerful story

Acts 9:15
But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children
of Israel.

Rom 6:13
Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been
brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.

If someone tells you it'll be easy, they are lying to you

Acts 9:16
For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”

2 Cor 12:7-10
7  So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, [a]  a thorn was given me in the
flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.  8  Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave
me.  9  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my
weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  10  For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships,
persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.