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May 17, 2015

Ep.866: Why Cornelius? Why a Soldier? (Part I)

Cornelius, Peter and preparing for Gentile converts

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CHAPTERS

[01:14:31]
Was there anything THAT special about Cornelius?


[00:31:12]
How do you deliver a message that will change the present and the future?


[00:47:01]
What was God's answer to Cornelius?


[01:01:31]
Cornelius had an angelic visit - would that be good enough for Peter?


[01:17:41]
Did Peter immediately jump on the change?


Theme Scripture: Acts 10:22

Sometimes things need to change. When there is a great plan in progress, the need for great change is likely to be a part of that plan. Since Adam’s fall from grace, God’s plan for man’s redemption has been punctuated by changes, including the great Flood which ended the old world, the calling of Abraham which began the age of the Patriarchs, and the death of Jacob which ushered in the age of Jewish favor. Each change had a distinct purpose. Today’s story about the conversion of Cornelius signaled that another change was on the horizon – a change that would be played out through the experiences of the Apostle Peter and Cornelius, the first Gentile convert. God’s plan was progressing and great change was necessary. But why Cornelius? Why a soldier?

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