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Sermons about Acceptance
Peter is facing some harsh criticism for what God has chosen to do in lives of the Gentiles. He responds lovingly by recounting the events and reminding them that salvation is a gift from God. How do we respond to this gift? Life is very short and so it is important we consider this gift as the most precious thing we possess.
Peter had just had a revolutionary vision about mixing with people he had once considered outsiders. As a result, he was faced with the challenge of carving out new territory for the gospel by extending hospitality to non-Jews. The life and work of Jesus had lead him to view a people he once considered trash as treasure. What areas of your life could use a new perspective? What have you called trash that the Lord wants to call treasure?
Peter had bound all the peoples of the world, except for his own race, into one loathsome bundle. But God had a massive surprise for him. This weekend we are exploring what it is to have open arms, as a church and as a follower of Christ.
In this passage, Peter has to face all of his prejudices. It is a challenge to us to also let go of our dislikes - those people we tend to despise and cannot, or will not, love. Are you ready to forgive, accept and truly love?
In this sermon we look at what it means to find acceptance in Jesus.
Pastor Mario Magana was invited as a guest speaker to an event held by Jefte Villalta Ministries. This sermon, titled "Come Boldly", depicts our new standing with God. After receiving Jesus as our savior, and accepting His sacrifice for our lives, we are adopted into His family, and are now able to come boldly before the thrown of God as accepted members of His kingdom.
The conception of Jesus was a extremely signifigant aspect of God's plan for our redemption. Pastor George shares about this accomplishment and how we can say to the Lord as Mary , the mother of Jesus, said; Be it unto me according to thy word!