• God knows the heart• God bore witness to them• God gave them the Holy Spirit• God made no distinction• God cleansed their hearts by faith Peter• YOU are putting God to the test• You are placing a yoke we could not bear• WE are saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus
Signs and wonders God had donethrough them among the Gentiles Paul
• God visited the Gentiles ... — to take from them a people for His Name• Prophets agree (Amos 9.11- 12)• My judgment... — not trouble the Gentiles — Abstain from James 1. things polluted by idols 2. sexual immorality 3. strangled 4. blood
Coping with Controversy 1. Go back to the source. 2. State the problem clearly. 3. Consider and debate. 4. Answer clearly. 5. Listen respectfully. 6. Reach a clear resolution. 7. Give a proper response.
Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?
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