Notes for 10.20.19
Acts 10:24, 28-29
They arrived in Caesarea the following day. Cornelius was waiting for them and had called together HIS RELATIVES AND CLOSE FRIENDS. (Oikos)
Peter told them, “You know it is against our laws for a Jewish man to enter a Gentile home like this or to associate with you. But God has shown me that I should no longer think of anyone as impure or unclean. So I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. Now tell me why you sent for me.”
WHAT KIND OF HOMES ______________________________________?
1 Peter 1:22-2:3
Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.
You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.
For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God. As the Scriptures say,
“People are like grass;
their beauty is like a flower in the field.
The grass withers and the flower fades.
But the word of the Lord remains forever.”
And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.
So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.
“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.
“You teach what you know but you reproduce who you are. The Gospel changes people and God uses people to change the world.” Dhati Lewis
From “Fearless Parenting” by George Barna
Who is YOUR Oikos? Have you invited them to hear the message?
EMPTY THE PANTRY
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
WE’RE HERE __________________
That’s our goal. To not just add “SON LIGHT” to our homes, but to provide “SON LIGHT” to our community and culture.