Saul was a pretty bad dude. He was at and consented to the martyrdom of Stephen, was "breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord," and was seeking to incarcerate any who believed in Christ. On his way to Damascus (where he was going to find more believers to bind up and take back to Jerusalem) he saw a light from heaven, which knocked him down to the ground. Then the words, "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?"
"Who art thou, Lord?"
"I am Jesus, whom thou persecutest." Time out. Imagine you're Saul, what are you thinking right now. Acts 9:6 tells us that he was astonished and trembling and asked the all important question: "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?"
Saul had now realized who Jesus was and was willing to do whatever he asked. A sign of conversion. This is the question that each of us can ask as we listen to His servants at this conference.
I encouraged the students to take notes and showed them an example of how to do it. Here it is:
I found if I reserved a spot to write down thoughts and impressions that I received a lot more inspiration on how to improve and it really keeps me engaged making conference a lot more than just a Sunday where we don't have to go to Church. Happy Conference to everyone!