Saul’s life was totally changed after meeting with Jesus – but he wasn’t accepted by other believers who feared and mistrusted him.

It took Barnabas to come alongside him, to speak for him to the others and to help him become accepted. Are we prepared to do that for those who are on “the outside”?

And what was it like for Jesus to be rejected by the people he came to save, how do we cope when we are rejected for speaking about him, how do we encourage others who are seeking to do the same?

Readings: Acts 9:17-31; Matthew 10:24-27