September 25, 2020
If you'd like to see a great template for how to share the gospel with an unbeliever, then read today's passage! Peter preached a bold, specific, Christ-centered message to the household of Cornelius. The Holy Spirit did the rest!
September 24, 2020
The Lord didn't tell Peter what his specific mission was to be at the home of Cornelius, but Peter obeyed anyway! Often the Lord give us just enough information to know what the next step of the journey is... Take that step in obedience and He will show you the next one!
September 23, 2020
Although that sounds simple, God often leads us in ways that seem counterintuitive to our logic. Peter was asked too disregard his lifelong cultural and religious ideals. We might see hi reluctance as rebellion, but his ultimate obedience should be an encouragement to all of us.
September 22, 2020
Religious preconception and prejudice has prevented many a person from seeing the simplicity of the gospel. In Peter's case, his preconceptions actually made him disagree with God!
September 21, 2020
Cornelius was a good and honorable man by pretty much all standards, but he was without salvation! The story of Acts 10 is the story of God's loving reach to the Gentile world.
September 18, 2020
God often used miracles in the ministry of the apostles to validate their ministry and the authenticity of the Word of God. And what an exclamation point this miracle was!
September 17, 2020
When Saul (later Paul) returned to Jerusalem for the first time after his conversion, it is very interesting where he ministered. He preached to the very people Stephen had been reasoning with! In other words, the person Saul was responsible for killing actually became gospel partners with him!
September 16, 2020
People love escape stories! One of my favorite books as a boy was the daring escape from the prison camp Colditz in World War 2. Today's episode chronicles Saul's escape from Damascus and his trek back to dangerous Jerusalem.
September 15, 2020
When Saul became a believer, he became a vocal and convincing preacher of the gospel. He knew the Scriptures and taught them boldly. But more effective still was the power of his changed life!