In today’s text we see many long held prejudices shattered by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Christianity was the first religion to disregard racial, cultural and national limitations.
The Gospel never changes from culture to culture or from age to age.
Read carefully as Peter preaches the same Gospel to the Gentiles as he preached to the Jews…
“The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ–He is Lord of all— “that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. “And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. “Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, “not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. “And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. “To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.” Acts 10:36-43, NKJV.
What do people need to believe in order to receive the true Gospel?
As we read today’s text we see 6 clear distinctives of the Gospel message.
- Jesus alone offers peace with God.
- Jesus is the Lord of all.
- Jesus was an actual historical figure anointed and sent by God.
- Jesus died and rose again.
- Jesus will someday judge the living and the dead.
- Jesus alone offers forgiveness of sin.
As you can see, the Gospel is all about Jesus!
Keep your eyes on Him!