Paul was a Jewish man who loved God. But Paul did not believe that Jesus was God’s Son. Paul joined other Jews and did bad things to Christians. Then Jesus spoke to Paul and told him he was wrong. Paul asked God to forgive him. Paul was baptized and started following Jesus. Paul traveled to many places to teach about Jesus and start new churches.
Later, Paul wrote two letters to a young Christian preacher named Timothy. Paul loved Timothy and encouraged him to follow Jesus. Paul told Timothy in 1 Timothy 1:15 why God sent Jesus to earth. “Here is a true statement that should be accepted without question: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, and I am the worst of them.”
Before Paul followed and obeyed Jesus, he did bad things to Christians. Paul knew that he was a terrible sinner. But he also knew that God loved him and showed him mercy. Paul was thankful that God had sent Jesus to save him!
Maybe you have done some terrible things in your life. Maybe you think that God cannot forgive your sin. But God can forgive you! Be like Paul. Follow and obey Jesus today!