Feb 4, 2018
1. A Wider Understanding of the Total Reach of the Gospel.
...God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean. - Acts 10:28b
“Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace.” - C.H. Spurgeon
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” - Revelation 7:9-10
2. A Deeper Understanding of the Old Testament in Light of the Gospel.
Thus he [Jesus] declared all foods clean. - Mark 7:19
The Moral Law / The Judicial Law / The Ceremonial Law
"In short, the coming of Christ changed how we worship, but not how we live.” - Tim Keller
“If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?” When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.” - Acts 11:17-18
3. A Higher Understanding of God’s Glory as Proclaimed in the Gospel.
“There is no scriptural basis for segregation. The ground at the foot of the cross is level, and it touches my heart when I see whites standing shoulder to shoulder with blacks at the cross.” - Billy Graham
“To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” - Acts 10:43