Week of October 25th
It’s Time for Sunday School!
In Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus gives a command to his disciples. This command has been called the “Great Commission by many in Christian circles. A close reading of this text, however, reveals that Jesus is addressing the remaining 11 (Judas had betrayed Christ and hung himself) and to reassure them that all power had been given to him by the Father and he commands that they “go” and “teach” all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and of the Holy Ghost. The disciples were to teach all things that Christ had commanded them. Peter did just that when he was summoned to Cornelius house. He taught them who Christ was and they believed his report and Cornelius and his household was saved. Now back in Jerusalem, word circulated that Peter had not only entered into the home of a gentile, he also sat and ate with them. Needless to say, Peter was challenged by those “of the circumcision” to give an account for his behavior. As Peter defends his actions, he recounts the story of what lead him from Joppa to Caesarea. In this lesson we will….
- Learn that Peter’s preaching to the Gentiles was affirmed by the believers in Jerusalem;
- Feel comfortable with reaching out to different peoples;
- Identify Christians Scriptures that include all in the body of Christ.
Bible Background: ACTS 11-1-18
Devotional Reading 1 Thessalonians 1:1-7
This lesson is proof positive that our steps are ordered and we must obey when we are called by God to complete His great work here on earth. Won’t you join us?
Sunday School will begin at the conclusion of the 7:15 a.m. service
- The Adult Class will meet in the sanctuary promptly at 8:30 a.m.
“Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?” ACTs 11:17