May 15 2022 ~ Grounded Disciples
In our journey through the book of Acts, we've seen in the past couple of sermons how Jesus directed His Apostles, through the Holy Spirit, to include the Gentiles in their work of bringing the Gospel to all people. This was a huge change of mindset for the Apostles, and all Jewish Christians- especially to recognize that God was accepting them on the basis of their faith in Jesus alone, without the need for them to become Jewish proselytes. In the passage we come to today, we see this continuation of the gospel being brought to the Gentiles, but along with that, we see an emphasis put on teaching the Gentile converts, and getting them grounded in the gospel. And that is the title of the sermon - Grounded Disciples. The Scripture reading is Acts 11:19-30.