Been preaching through the book of Acts. We've come to Saul's conversion this morning. Were there ever a heart too hard for God to break or a spirit too stubborn for Christ to overcome it resided in Saul. He mounted that steed a murderer. He dismounted it a missionary. Christ changed his rebellious heart in a matter of MOMENTS! I love Christ's argument: "Saul, Saul why do you persecute ME? It is hard for you to kick against the goads." It was an argument for God's sovereign rule over Saul's whole life! "Saul you are naught but my ox that I drive whithersoever I will! Everything you have done in your life has been my will. I used even your slaughter of my people to drive them out of Jerusalem that they might spread my Gospel to Judea and Samaria and the uttermost part of the earth as I commanded them. You have been nothing but my servant your whole life!" "Rebel if you will, but you are naught but my ox! You do not hinder my purposes at all- you fulfill them! All you do with your rebellion in your heart is hurt yourself! It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks!" With that, Saul called Christ- LORD! And he was right, for that is what he IS! Lord of ALL- even the wicked deeds of those who rebel against him. All men, saved and lost, are naught but Christ's oxen! Blessed be the name of the LORD!