Thursday, March 19, 2009

Acts 10

Verse 33, "Now we are all here in the presence of God to listen to everything the Lord has commanded you to tell us."

This verse is part of many verses in this chapter that shows how Cornelius filled his home with his friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members so they could hear Peter share the story of Jesus. He knew Peter was coming and that God was going to do something so he made sure that as many people as he could get into his home would be there. When Peter showed up and started sharing the truth about Jesus, the Holy Spirit also showed up - big time in the hearts and lives of those present. They became believers and followers of Jesus.

All of this happened because one man - Cornelius took a risk and invested and invited people in his circle of influence to hear God's message. That's how lives are changed for eternity!

We all need to have the heart and courage of Cornelius.