God trains the effective church to worship with all people. It is evident that God went to great lengths to teach the early church that the gospel is not just for Jews but for all people. God called and prepared Cornelius not only to believe the gospel but also to be an example, a prototype of Gentile believers. God prepared Peter’s heart that he might be willing to take the gospel to the Gentiles.
God has also gone to great lengths to help us understand that the gospel is for everyone and the church should welcome all people. Let us understand three relevant truths for our church today.
Truth #1: Tucson Baptist Church must present hope.
Today’s verse is pretty direct in that the gospel is to go to “all the world.”
The Great Commission in Matthew 28:19 says, “make disciples of all the nations.”
Mark 13:10 makes it clear that before Christ’s Second Advent, “the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.”
Jesus’ command in Acts 1:8 says we are to be His “witnesses… in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.”
Paul said in Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” Be bold today!