From Acts 10:1-20. When we look back in hindsight at the promises of God in the Old Testament, we identify the mission of God in Jesus Christ. God’s mission of redemption was always for the whole world, but that wasn’t always obvious to everyone. This week we’ll look at another development in the creative mission of God, which is frequently and dramatically played out in the Book of Acts.
From Matthew 8:5-13. This centurion “outsider” was bold (perhaps desperate) enough to approach Jesus and humble enough to ask for help. Some might call it an opportunistic faith, but Jesus saw a simple, confident faith and called it remarkable faith. Consider this story with us and how it might reshape our ideas about faith.