Sunday, May 19, 2019
Pastor Matt McFarland
Please open your Bible and follow along.
The verses referenced in this teaching are:
Acts 10:1-8 New Life Version (NLT)
God Speaks to a Man Who Was Not a Jew
10 There was a man in the city of Caesarea by the name of Cornelius. He was a captain of an Italian group of the army. 2 He and his family were good people and honored God. He gave much money to the people and prayed always to God.
3 One afternoon about three o’clock he saw in a dream what God wanted him to see. An angel of God came to him and said, “Cornelius.” 4 He was afraid as he looked at the angel. He said, “What is it, Lord?” The angel said, “Your prayers and your gifts of money have gone up to God. He has remembered them. 5 Send some men to the city of Joppa and ask Simon Peter to come here. 6 He is living with Simon, the man who works with leather. His house is by the sea-shore. He will tell you what you must do.” 7 The angel left him. Then Cornelius called two of his servants and a religious soldier who took care of him. 8 He told what had happened. Then he sent them to Joppa.
Acts 10:19-21 (NLT)
19 Peter was still thinking about the dream when the Holy Spirit said to him, “See, three men are looking for you. 20 Get up. Go down and go with them. Do not doubt if you should go, because I sent them.” 21 Peter went down to the men who had been sent by Cornelius. He said, “I am the one you are looking for. Why have you come?”
Acts 10:34-35 (NLT)
Peter Preaches in Cornelius’ House
34 Then Peter said, “I can see, for sure, that God does not respect one person more than another. 35 He is pleased with any man in any nation who honors Him and does what is right.
Acts 10:44-45 (NLT)
The Holy Spirit Comes to the Family of Cornelius
44 While Peter was speaking, the Holy Spirit came on all who were hearing his words. 45 The Jewish followers who had come along with Peter were surprised and wondered because the gift of the Holy Spirit was also given to the people who were not Jews.
Acts 11:1-3 (NLT)
Peter Tells Why He Preached to the People Who Are Not Jews
11 The missionaries and followers who were in the country of Judea heard that the people who were not Jews also had received the Word of God. 2 When Peter went up to Jerusalem, the Jewish followers argued with him. 3 They said, “Why did you visit those people who are not Jews and eat with them?”