“God, I thank you that your good news is for everyone!”
Read this chapter carefully. Look for how God used Peter to tell a man named Cornelius about Jesus.
Exciting things were happening in Israel! More and more people were hearing the good news about Jesus and believing in him! At first, the disciples shared the good news with other Jews only. But God showed Peter that the gospel is for the Gentiles, too. God loved even the Romans who were enemies of the Jews. He helped Peter see that everyone who believes in Jesus receives forgiveness of sins.
The good news about Jesus is for everyone! Maybe there is someone you know who is different from you. They might speak a different language. They might go to a different church. They might have a different skin color. God wants you to remember that everyone can come to Jesus and be forgiven. You can ask God to help you tell others who are different from you about Jesus.
Gentile—a person who is not a Jew.
Take God’s Word with you! Read these verses several times, then try to say them without looking!
“… Now I am certain that God treats all people alike. God is pleased with everyone who worships him and does rightno matter what nation they come from.”
Acts 10.34, 35 (CEV)