Since life is short, death is certain, and eternity is forever, the most important question in life for the sake of eternity is, “How can I be saved?”
As we walk through the book of ACTS, up till chapter 9, the apostles believed that to be right with God, a pagan Gentile had to become a practicing Jew in the sense of obeying the Jewish laws regarding circumcision, diet, and other ceremonial issues. The thought of a Gentile getting saved without first becoming a Jew was completely foreign to them. In ACTS 10-11, however, God made it clear to Peter that everyone who believes Jesus Christ died as their death substitute and was resurrected receives God’s free gift of salvation. The Gospel is for ALL people regardless of ethnic race, national identity, or personal morality.
sermon by: Larry Murray