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  • Here Comes the Gentiles!

    Acts 11:1-18

  • Galatians 3:26–28

    “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

    I. Gentiles Were Accepted! (11:1–17)
       A. Battle lines are drawn (vv.1–3)
          1. Peter is confronted
         2. “Those of the circumcision”
         3. There’s plenty of hate to go around!

    John 8:44b

    “He (Satan) was a murderer from the beginning.”

    John 8:44c

    “He [Satan] does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.”


    I. Gentiles Were Accepted! (11:1–17)
       B. Peter has some explaining to do! (vv. 4–18)
          1. Peter goes back to the beginning of the episode (vv. 4–10)
         2. Peter told of the extent of the vision (v. 10)


    I. Gentiles Were Accepted! (11:1–17)
       C. Suddenly the vision became reality (vv. 11–17)
         1. Three men were knocking at the door!
        2. Peter takes the story to its amazing conclusion (vv. 15–17)

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  • II. “Well Shut My Mouth!” (11:18)
        A. The legalists see the truth!
            1. The legalists were silenced (v. 18a)
           2. The Gentiles have been granted eternal life! (v. 18b)
           3. The impossible had happened!

    Acts 2:21

    “And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” 


    Acts 4:10–12

    “Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

    2 Timothy 3:1–5

    “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: Men will be lovers of themselves, and money, braggers, proud, cursers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, with no self-control, brutal, despising good, traitors, reckless, puffed-up, loving pleasure rather than loving God, appearing godly but rejecting its power... from such people run away!” 

    John 13:34

    “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”

    1 Corinthians 16:14

    “Let all that you do be done with love.”

    1 John 3:18

    “My [child,] let us not love with speeches filled with fancy words, but with true works.” 

    1 Corinthians 9:24

    Don’t you know all that run in a race... run? But [only] one receives the prize? So, run to win!”

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