The First of Many

5/21 - 5/22/2022 (May 21 and 22) | Series: More Than Conquerors

The early Christian church was a church of Jewish faithful. Jesus was Jewish; the disciples were Jewish; the listeners were Jewish. The question in front of them was if the good news of Jesus’s resurrection was available to people who didn’t look like them or have upbringings like them.

Last week we started hearing how Paul’s story is seen with the individual; with us. God uses us even with our imperfect pasts. This week we move from us to the people around us. In the story of Cornelius, we see the first Gentile convert he and his family to be servants of Jesus. Peter himself is initially skeptical that Cornelius can be a part of the faith. It takes a vision from God for him to see what the future kingdom will be, and the coming together of all different kinds of people to the Christian faith. The Church is going to grow and expand with more people over time. They have received the Holy Spirit just like us.

Rev. Arthur Jones | 5/21/2022 | 5:30 PM Traditional

Rev. Arthur Jones | 5/22/2022 | 11:00 AM Contemporary