Peter Meets Cornelius - Acts 10:24-48

Peter Meets Cornelius

Acts 10:24--48

 

I.                Waiting (vs. 24-33)

a. What actions of faith are demonstrated in verse 24 from: Peter? ________________________

Cornelius? ____________________________________________________________________

b. How did Cornelius respond to Peter when he arrived? ________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 

c. How did Peter respond? ________________________________________________________

d. Peter states that it is unlawful for him to enter the house of a Gentile…Why does he do it? ______________________________________________________________________________

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e. Comparing notes about his own experience what do you think becomes clear to both men? ___________________________________ __________________________________________

 

II.              Peter Preaches Christ (vs. 34-43)

a. How does Peter’s statement in verses 34-36 show God has opened his mind to a new concept? ______________________________________________________________________________

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b. How is Jesus central to Peter’s message? ___________________________________________

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c. What elements of the Gospel message does Peter preach? _____________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

d. What proof does Peter offer to the validity of his message? _____________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________

e. What summary statement in verse 43 brings his message to the point of decision? _______________________________________________________________________________

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III.            Received the Holy Spirit (vs. 44-48)

a. While Peter was still preaching what happened with Cornelius and all who heard the word? _______________________________________________________________________________

b. Was it clear that Cornelius and the others were truly saved? _____________________________

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c. Why does Peter include the other believers who accompanied him to Caesarea in the decision                                                         to baptize Cornelius and company? __________________________________________________

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IV.      Application:   This marks a new beginning where the Gospel goes to the Gentiles also.                                                          Was this “new” or intended from the beginning? _________________________________________

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________________________________________________________________________(see Isa. 49:6)

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