Alex Kremer - 01-23-2022 // Acts 10:24-48 - Salvation Comes to the Gentiles
In Acts 10, we see Peter do something which no "good" Jewish person would do--he entered the home of a gentile, namely Cornelius, a Roman Centurion described as, "a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually" (Acts 10:2 NASB).
In response to a vision from the Lord, Cornelius called for Peter to come. At the same time, Peter had his own vision and command from the Lord, "Behold, three men are looking for you...get up...and accompany them without misgivings, for I have sent them Myself." Acts 10:19-20).
In this, Peter learned three lessons that are still true today:
No one is outside the reach of God
God is near to all who will draw near to Him
We are all level at the foot of the Cross
The question for us today is, are there Cornelius's in our lives to whom the Lord may be calling us to preach the Gospel? Do we think of anyone as beyond the reach of God's saving grace? And how do we approach these people with the Gospel?
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May you be blessed through the teaching of God's Word.