Acts 11

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“If therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?”
When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.”

— Acts 11:17-18

Being 2,000 years removed, and equally distant culturally, it is hard for us to grasp the weight of this mini counsel after the move of God among the first Gentile Christians. I imagine that the silence among these Jewish hearers of Peter’s testimony was long and pronounced. But ultimately a joy and rejoicing in the grace of God broke out.

It is essential that we remember this, as God still desires to bring many more who are far from Him near by repentance to life in our day.

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Books on the Gospels

Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” by Alfred Edersheim