Sermon Introduction –
In this message we meet an early and unexpected convert to the Christian faith. His name is Cornelius and he is an Italian military officer who experienced God, awakening his faith. God then gathers the church around him and calls Peter to share the good news of Jesus. This is God’s way: God acts, and the church catches up. Where are we being asked to catch up with what God is doing in the world today?
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Gentiles Receive the Holy Spirit
While Peter shares the good news of Jesus with a Gentile soldier and his family, the Holy spirit comes upon them. Recognizing that the Spirit works inclusively in the lives of both Jews and Gentiles, Peter commands that these Gentiles also be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.