Sermon Title: The Life Saving Word of God
Introduction: Following his time with Cornelius and his household, Peter returns to Jerusalem, and has to face accusations concerning his associations with the Gentiles. He defends himself by telling them the story of his vision from God, and also how God appeared to Cornelius instructing him to send messengers to bring him to his home. His defense is that he was simply obeying God and going where the Holy Spirit led him and preaching to whomever he was instructed to preach to, showing no partiality. Being God fearing themselves, they accepted Peter's defense, and the whole Church glorified God for having granted unto the Gentiles the same repentance unto life they themselves had received.
Only the Gospel of Jesus Christ can save man’s soul
We don’t save people , Jesus does and we don’t determine who he saves
1 Timothy 3:8–13
Scripture: Acts 11: 19-30
Sermon Title: Sharing the Gospel With Everyone We Meet
Introduction: After the stoning of Stephen and Saul’s persecution of the church, the believers scattered in all directions. For the most part, the Jewish Christians proclaimed the gospel to other Jews. Some, however, shared the news with anyone who would listen, including the Gentiles. We're told that a great number of them believed and this news made its way back to the church leaders at Jerusalem. This led the church to send out Barnabas as far as Antioch. When Barnabas saw the great work taking place there, he goes and gets Paul and brings him back to Antioch to help teach the people. This reintroduces Saul back into the Acts account.
We have to share the Gospel with everyone
We are to rejoice, and encourage people in the Lord when they give their lives to Jesus
We all need help while laboring for the Lord
We should always be ready and willing to help our brothers and sisters in Christ that are in need
1 Peter 4:16
2 Corinthians 5:17