Acts 11:1-18

For Luke, the movement of the gospel toward the Gentiles is a significant event and so he takes time to show that it is not only authorized by the Jerusalem church, but by God himself. Our passage today records Peter's defense, before the Jerusalem church, for the baptism of Cornelius and his family.

Cornelius was a roman centurion who believed in the God of Israel. The news of the Messiah made him welcome the message Peter proclaimed. Cornelius became the first Gentile to be baptized with his family and admitted into the Church.

Scripture reading by Linda Rann

Sermon by Pastor Keith Aurand

Recorded April 24, 2016

New Berlin, Wisconsin, USA


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