8/2/11 Leviticus 7-9; Acts 15
S: Acts 15:5 But then some of the believers who belonged to the sect of the Pharisees stood up and insisted, “The Gentile converts must be circumcised and required to follow the law of Moses.”
O: There were so many Pharisees that got saved that they were a force to be reckoned with in the early church. Later, Paul had to fight with them in regards to accepting Gentiles without circumcision into the church many times.
A: When we read the Gospels, we get the impression that the Pharisees must be really far from Christ. Yet, here we are in Acts and later we also see in the Epistles that so many Pharisees had become Christians.
Sometimes we are prejudiced against certain groups of people, thinking, “They’re not likely to get saved.” Yet, God can surprise us.
P: Lord, help me to be faithful to be a good witness even to the people that I think will never get saved.