Sins forgiven . . .
Acts 10:34-43 NLT
Then Peter replied, “I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism. In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right. This is the message of Good News for the people of Israel—that there is peace with God through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. You know what happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee, after John began preaching his message of baptism. And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
“And we apostles are witnesses of all he did throughout Judea and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a cross, but God raised him to life on the third day. Then God allowed him to appear, not to the general public, but to us whom God had chosen in advance to be his witnesses. We were those who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all—the living and the dead. He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name.”
Reflection . . .
God’s plan is all about the forgiveness of sins.
Forgiveness brings freedom, hope and blessing!
Here in this passage we have a telling of the gospel story. It’s very clear and points directly to the fact that Jesus came to bring forgiveness of sins.
Summary of the gospel story in 3 points as we see above:
- Christ died by hanging on a cross
- Christ was raised to life on the third day
- Christ was seen in public by many witnesses
We are witnesses to Christ’s work of salvation in our lives, His work for our forgiveness of sins. In Him we have hope during the hard times, the good times, and in whatever my come our way.