What stood out to you from Sunday’s message?
Read Acts 10:34-48
Peter proclaims the gospel to Cornelius and his household. He explains what happened, what it means and how they must respond. On this Easter Sunday we proclaim and celebrate that same gospel. Jesus has died for our sins and God raised him from the dead! There is forgiveness of sins for all who believe!
1. In your own words, what is the gospel? How would you summarize it for someone who does not yet believe?
2. Why is it that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus are crucial to the gospel? What is it about each of these that is necessary to our salvation?
3. Why was the cross necessary for God’s forgiveness? What all is meant by “believes in him” (v.43)?
4. Why did the Holy Spirit’s presence manifest itself in this particular way at this event? Is Luke telling us that this is normative? If not, what are the normative signs of the Spirit’s work?
5. How would explain what baptism is to someone who didn’t know? How would you respond if someone said they were already baptized as an infant?