God Saves Gentiles (Part 4)
1. The Need For A Restored Focus vv. 1-3
a. Because the story is out v. 1
b. Because the significance is missed vv. 2-3
The grammatical voice that signifies that the subject of the verb is being affected by its own action or is acting upon itself.
2. The Reasoning For A Restored Focus vv. 4-17
a. God cleanses the common vv. 4-10
b. The Spirit saves the sinner vv. 11-15
c. Men obey the omniscient vv. 16-17
Peter’s witnessing of the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the Gentiles jarred his thinking so that he saw that Jesus’ promise extended beyond the Jewish nation.
3. The Reality Of A Restored Focus v. 18
a. Focus is restored in silence v. 18a
b. Focus is restored when God is glorified v. 18b
‘Repentance’ can be a summary term for conversion stressing that a change of orientation has taken place when one believes. Faith stresses what the object of belief is. Faith is directed toward a Person, namely, Jesus. Repentance stresses what belief involves in that it is a change of mind or of orientation from oneself and his own works to a reliance on Jesus to save him.