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1 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15,

2 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Help ME, I’m ALIVE!!!

3 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15,  While he was praying?  When the angel appeared?  When Peter BEGAN to speak?  When the Holy Spirit came?  When he obeyed the command?

4 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, The Lord opened the mouth of Balaam’s donkey – Num. 22:28 Balaam spoke as directed by the Lord – Num 23:5,12,26 Saul had the Spirit of God upon him and spoke by the Spirit of God. – 1 Sam 19:21-23 Caiaphas the high priest prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation.– John 11:51 (Caiaphas was a persecutor of the church – Acts 4:6)

5 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Acts 10,11 - Cornelius obeying the great commission? 10:6 “He is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea. He will tell you what you must do." 10:22 And they said, "Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you." 10:32 Send therefore to Joppa and call Simon here, whose surname is Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea. When he comes, he will speak to you.' 11:14 who will tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved.'

6 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, What did they NOT know?

7 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, What did Cornelius know?? (10:37)  He feared and worshipped God! (10:2)  The word that God sent to the children of Israel! (10:36,37,42)  That peace through Jesus Christ was preached! (10:36,37,43; [Phillip, Acts 8:40])  That Jesus was preached as being Lord of ALL! (10:36,37,43)  The works of Jesus! (10:38,39,40)

8 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, What did they NOT know?  God had “granted repentance to life” to the Gentiles as well as the Jews – (11:18)  The words God had commanded Peter to speak to them, i.e. that which they MUST do! – (10:33, [6,22,32,42; 11:14])  That they too must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ! (10:47,48; 11:17; cf. 2:38)

9 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, The Holy Spirit “fell ON them” (10:44)The Holy Spirit “fell ON them” (10:44) The Holy Spirit was “poured out on them” (10:45)The Holy Spirit was “poured out on them” (10:45) They spoke with tongues (10:46)They spoke with tongues (10:46) As on the apostles at the beginning (11:15) Reminding Peter of Jesus’ promise - (11:16) The gift was the ability to speak in tongues (11:17)

10 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, To astonish the Jewish Christians who were with Peter (10:45,46)To astonish the Jewish Christians who were with Peter (10:45,46) To demonstrate the abolishment of the barrier between Jew & Gentile (10:46)To demonstrate the abolishment of the barrier between Jew & Gentile (10:46) To remove ALL doubt that the Gentiles MUST be baptized (10:47)To remove ALL doubt that the Gentiles MUST be baptized (10:47) To silence the critics who questioned Peter’s going in to the Gentiles (11:1-3) To convince the Jews that the Gentiles were to be accepted (11:18) Peter couldn’t withstand God – neither should any one else!! (11:17)

11 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15,  Why were the circumcised believers with Peter amazed? (Acts 10:45)  Why did Peter have to go back six to ten years to recall an event of this kind? (Acts 11:15-17)

12 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, The Holy Spirit was NOT poured out on the Gentiles to SAVE them –The Holy Spirit was NOT poured out on the Gentiles to SAVE them – Peter was sent to them to tell them what they MUST do in order to be saved – 11:14Peter was sent to them to tell them what they MUST do in order to be saved – 11:14 The Holy Spirit was “poured out” on the Gentiles to provide undeniable evidence that the Jewish Christians were to accept them when they complied with the words Peter was sent to speak.The Holy Spirit was “poured out” on the Gentiles to provide undeniable evidence that the Jewish Christians were to accept them when they complied with the words Peter was sent to speak.

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14 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Acts 10:42-43 (NKJV)... [43] To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins." Acts 10:47-48 (NKJV) "Can anyone forbid water,... [48] And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.

15 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Acts 15:7-11 (NKJV) God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. 8 So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, 9 and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 1 Peter 1:22-23 (NKJV) 22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, 23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,

16 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15,  To forbid water baptism would have been to withstand God – Act 10:47, 11:17  To hinder or prevent God from doing what? (11:18)  A command of God that cannot be refused & is necessary in order to receive eternal life – Act 10:47,48; 11:18; Mark 16:16

17 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Acts 15:8-9,11 (NKJV) So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, [9] and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. [11] But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they." God bore witness – 4That race is inconsequential – Acts 10:34; 2 Peter 3:9 4That their hearts be purified by an obedient faith – Acts 10:34,35; 1 Peter 1:22 4Jews & Gentiles are saved in the same manner – Acts 2:38; 10:47,48; 1 Peter 3:21

18 Don McClainW. 65th St church of Christ / April 15, Help ME, I’m ALIVE!!!

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