Who is “welcome” to join us in following Jesus? Who is not? Where do we draw the line? Should we even draw one? How do we know?
During the week prior to the Sunday when this lesson was originally taught, American citizens were mesmerized by two very different and highly publicized funerals: John McCain’s in Arizona, and Aretha Franklin’s in Michigan. We spent the first few minutes of class discussing the similarities and differences in the guest list, the funeral services, and how they were covered in the media.
The recording starts there as we observed that the diversity and inclusion in each audience was modeled by Jesus and prompted by the Holy Spirit in Acts. This provided the perfect backdrop to our discussion of Peter’s experience with Cornelius in Caesarea Maritima.
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Acts 10:1-11:18 ~ Everyone Is Welcome. Every. One.
The good news of Jesus is for everyone—Jew and Gentile alike.
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