The Gospel Comes with a House Key⎪ Acts 9:32-11:18

Series: Acts

May 09, 2021
Pastor Joshua Lim

Cornelius, a Roman centurion, and his household end up converting Christ as the Gospel continues to spread to all nations. But before Cornelius experiences his conversion, the Apostle Peter must experience a conversion of sorts. While Peter understood the global scope of the Gospel, he was still very much embedded in his Jewish way of thinking that saw Gentiles (non-Jewish people) as unclean and unworthy to receive grace. God corrects that faulty understanding through a vision and by orchestrating a meeting with Cornelius, as He shows Peter that He does not show favoritism but rather invites all peoples regardless of their background to repent and believe and enter into His Kingdom. The Gospel comes with a house key that breaks down the walls of racial hostility.

Episode Notes

  • Acts 10:9-16
  • Acts 10:28
  • A heart filled with racial prejudice can exist alongside a mind filled with right doctrine.
  • Acts 10:34-48
  • 1. God does not show favoritism
  • 2. All humans share in sin
  • 3. All are saved by grace alone
  • 4. The Kingdom of God is for all peoples
  • Application: Practice hospitality with people of different backgrounds.

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