Sunday, June 30, 2013

proclaiming beyond boundaries

Good afternoon friends,
I hope you can get out and enjoy this lovely afternoon. Today's reading continues the story of the aftermath of Cornelius's conversion. We see a lot of attention to the first gentile conversion. In our passage today we see that Cornelius is the first of many, so the church's previously imagined limits are totally changed. Who might God be calling us to reach now?

God bless,

Acts 11:19-24
19Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, and they spoke the word to no one except Jews. 20But among them were some men of Cyprus and Cyrene who, on coming to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists also, proclaiming the Lord Jesus. 21The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number became believers and turned to the Lord. 22News of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast devotion; 24for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were brought to the Lord.

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