+ After he encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus, prayed with Ananias and was filled with the Holy Spirit, immediately, Saul began to preach in Damascus in the Jewish synagogues.
+ He was bold enough to preach among the Jews and in their synagogues. Why? Because he was full of the Holy Spirit.
+ On the other side, he was full of love towards his people. Although he was persecuted and they tried to kill him, God saved him.
+ Statistics show that persecuting Christians and resisting the spread of the Gospel is more intense than at any time before!
+ Is persecution a major reason in decreasing the preaching?
+ How did the disciples and the apostles face the persecution? How does the church react towards it?