Werewolves

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October 21, 2018 - Bible Text:

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The third sermon in our series; "Monsters"

This week's scripture: Acts 11:1-18

In Acts 10 and 11, God confronts Peter with a side of himself that isn't becoming of Peter's faith. In this passage, God is challenging Peter's (and all Christians') deeply held prejudices. His were formed in his upbringing, in his culture, in his religion, and through many other influences. Prejudice can bring out the worst in us.

Peter was Jesus' choice to lead the church. Peter was a good-hearted and loving person, who with all his heart, sought after the deepest relationship with God through Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit. Yet, he was not perfect and God challenged him and the early believers to get over their prejudices about people of other cultures, nationalities, skin colors, genders, ages, food preferences, etc. It was tough for Peter to face them. It wasn't easy for Peter to hold true to his new God-given convictions about God seeking to love ALL people. Lest we forget, it probably wasn't easy for Cornelius to open his house to Peter either.

But we know that all things are possible with God! Explore your beliefs. In a healthy way, confront any prejudice that might be holding you back from developing healthy relationships. God wants to use you to break through barriers. With God all things are possible!

Preacher: Joe Tiedemann | Series: Monsters

The third sermon in our series; “Monsters”
This week’s scripture: Acts 11:1-18
In Acts 10 and 11, God confronts Peter with a side of himself that isn’t becoming of Peter’s faith. In this passage, God is challenging Peter’s (and all Christians’) deeply held prejudices. His were formed in his upbringing, in his culture, in his religion, and through many other influences. Prejudice can bring out the worst in us.
Peter was Jesus’ choice to lead the church. Peter was a good-hearted and loving person, who with all his heart, sought after the deepest relationship with God through Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit. Yet, he was not perfect and God challenged him and the early believers to get over their prejudices about people of other cultures, nationalities, skin colors, genders, ages, food preferences, etc. It was tough for Peter to face them. It wasn’t easy for Peter to hold true to his new God-given convictions about God seeking to love ALL people. Lest we forget, it probably wasn’t easy for Cornelius to open his house to Peter either.
But we know that all things are possible with God! Explore your beliefs. In a healthy way, confront any prejudice that might be holding you back from developing healthy relationships. God wants to use you to break through barriers. With God all things are possible!