Missio Dei: Acts 11

Acts 11 opens with Peter recounting to the rest of the Jewish believers his encounter with Gods work in the home of a Roman soldier named Cornelius. In many ways this passage is a microcosm for the overarching purpose of the book of Acts: to show God’s mission moved from its expression in the people, nation, culture, and ethnicity of the people of Israel to its global and universal expression as a hope for all people. The question Peter asks is “who am I to stand in the way?”