Making Him Known in Samaria (Acts 10:1-48)Dennis R. Wiles, November 17, 2013
Part of the Making Him Known series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Dennis R. Wiles
November 17, 2013
Making Him Known
Making Him Known in Samaria
For historical, ethnic and religious reasons, Jews held Samaritans in disdain and viewed them as an unclean and polluted people.
DIASPORA - Erica – Let’s put this centered on the screen as soon as I mention the phrase “Diaspora” – leave it up for 7-8 seconds
Diaspora – “scattered” – “dispersion” – Originally referred to Jews who lived outside of Palestine. In the New Testament, this word was used to describe the Church. Today it refers to the unreached peoples who live outside of their homeland.
What kind of influencer (witness) are you?
Our Samaria is comprised of people who are very different than us. The primary barriers are cultural, ethnic, prejudicial, linguistic and/or religious in nature. The Samaritans of our day may be located in our own neighborhoods and schools. We are not necessarily separated from them geographically. We have to intentionally cross these barriers to be witnesses to them.
Text: Acts 10:1-8; Acts 10:17-18; Acts 10:23-29; Acts 10:34-48
Simon Peter overcame great challenges to bridge the gap between himself and Cornelius. Let’s learn from his example!
We must find creative ways to be witnesses in our Samaria!