Saul on route to Damascus had an encounter with Jesus which changed his life from that point onwards. As we examine Saul’s personal encounters with Jesus three things will stand out. First, he saw Jesus; he spoke with him; then he preached in his name.
However, even though Saul had an experience with Jesus the disciples in Jerusalem were still afraid of him. His reputation as a persecutor, and imprisoner of Christians preceded him.
Your personal encounter with Jesus will change you so much that people will start to note the change. Your speech will change. Now you will commence to talk about him. The identical thing happened to Saul.
“And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him,” (Acts 9:29).