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The resurrection of Jesus informs every part of our lives today, especially our most pressing fears of security and mortality.
So often we think of Christianity as a faith, belief, or commitment. But Jesus said "I am the way." And the first Christians even called themselves the Way. This shows how they saw faith as a road, a path, a journey with Jesus toward God. This sermon explores how God desires us to continually walk with him and be transformed into the Gospel that others might see.
Paul has spent 3 years in Ephesus. He is now leaving the church that he planted and loves. He leaves directions for his fellow elders about the loving tender care they are to have for the flock and to be aware of false teachers/doctrine.
As Acts shifts attention from Peter to Paul, we see clearly that it is the Holy Spirit doing the work the whole time.
When accused of eating with gentiles, Peter responds by letting the word, and acts, of God be his defense.
A comparison of this chapter with Acts 2 along with a discussion of the cultural issues relating to the inclusion of the Gentiles. "There is no dominant culture in the visible church; instead, Jesus lays claim to the nations."