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The Magical Mystery Door    Acts 10:1-42

Acts 10:1-11:18 is the _____________________________ narrative (record of what happened) in the book of Acts. It covers arguably the second most important event in the book of Acts after the Day of Pentecost: the conversion of Cornelius the Gentile.   

This is the first of 2 messages about Cornelius’ salvation.

Manifest Destiny…

Matthew 28:18-20                  Acts 1:8

God sees unbelievers _______________________ for salvation                                                                                                    10:1-8

Make no mistake about it: Cornelius was still ____________ in his sin. As chapter 10 & 11 unfold, it is clear that even though Cornelius was a good man, a religious man, and even a praying man, he still was lost and needed to be saved (11:14).

This fits with a principle seen worldwide: Those who obey the _______________ revelation they have received about God are often led by God the Holy Spirit to a saving encounter with Jesus Christ!


God _______________ believers beyond their cultural “scaffolding”                                                                                            10:9-16

Leviticus 11

Don’t laugh at Peter – some of us have been saying “no, Lord” a lot more than 3 times to something the Lord is trying to ___________ us!


What a great example Peter is of continual ____________ in the Lord! Peter obeys the Lord and sets aside his cultural baggage for the sake of reaching across ethnic barriers!

Are you able to look at your Bible, and separate out what are God’s clear commands to you from what are cultural preferences?

God brings together believers and unbelievers for the benefit of _____________________.

By reading this you are able to understand my insight about the Mystery of the Messiah. This was not made known to people in other generations as it is now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit: the Gentiles are co-heirs, members of the same body, and partners of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.  -Eph. 3:4-6     See also Col. 1:26-27 and Rom. 16:25-27

Next time we’ll look at how God used that message that day to bring on a Gentile Pentecost, confirming the manifest destiny of the gospel.