RE Verse reading – Acts 11:1-26 (day four)
There is a transition taking place! The gospel has been resident with the Jews, but the Gentiles are slowly becoming the recipients of the repentance that leads to salvation. First, it was the Ethiopian eunuch. Then, there was Cornelius and his relatives and close friends. Peter’s testimony of the baptism of the Holy Spirit has glorified God. Now witnesses have gone to Antioch, a Greek city, and a large number have turned to the Lord. Now God calls a man to lead the discipling process with the gentiles…a very unlikely choice. Saul was zealous beyond measure, a model Pharisee, a Jew among Jews. Saul’s obedience to God’s call causes a shift of the center of the New Testament church from Jerusalem to Antioch. What has God called you to do? Do you believe you are the last one to be able to accomplish this task? Obey God’s call and see what He does!
Guest Blogger: Larry Soape – Associate Pastor, Education, Adults & Missions