THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
PETER’S OTHER SERMON - 3
Today’s reading: Acts 10:25-48
Peter preached to the pilgrims at Pentecost, to the Sanhedrin,
to the Israelites, and now to Cornelius and his household.
His preaching is the kerygma, the initial proclamation
of the gospel. The basic elements remain the same, and these
are the elements of our 5-session Life in Christ Seminar (LCS)
Session #1: Jesus the Messiah
proclaimed peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of
“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the holy Spirit
and power.” (v.38a)
Session #2: Called to Witness
are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of
the Jews and in Jerusalem.” (v.39a).
Session #3: Repentance and Faith
who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins through
his name.” (v.43b)
Session #4: The Gift of the Holy Spirit
Peter was still speaking these things, the holy Spirit
fell upon all who were listening to the word.” (v.44)
read about how Cornelius was led to invite Peter to speak
to them about Jesus. Many people today are already being prepared
by God to receive the gospel. “Now therefore we are
all here in the presence of God to listen to all that you
have been commanded by the Lord.” (v.33b). But those
who are being sent need to be sensitive and obedient to God’s
call (command) for them to go forth and preach.
very interesting aspect of this episode is that the Holy Spirit
came down on Cornelius and his household while Peter was not
yet finished preaching. God is impatient to pour the Spirit
upon His people!
harvest is rich and ready. Go and share Christ.