The Gospel to the Gentiles

Acts 9, 10

1. What is one of the fruits of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost?

That the gospel is preached to all nations rather than only to the Jews.

2. Through what events did the Lord prepare the way for the preaching of the gospel to the Gentiles?

Through the conversion of Paul, Peter’s vision in Joppa, and the salvation of Cornelius.

3. Whom did God call to be the apostle to the Gentiles?

Saul of Tarsus, who was a leader in the persecution of the church.

4. How was Saul called to be an apostle?

Christ appeared to him as he journeyed to Damascus to persecute the Christians. Acts 9

5. How was Saul prepared for his work as missionary to the Gentiles?

The Lord revealed the gospel to him in Arabia. Gal. 1:17

6. What happened about the time of Saul’s conversion?

The persecution ceased, and Peter visited and strengthened the churches. Acts 9:31

7. What was the meaning of Peter’s vision of unclean animals at Joppa?

God revealed to him that the gospel must be preached also to the Gentiles.

8. What was Peter instructed to do in connection with the vision of unclean animals?

To go to Cornelius, a Roman centurion, in Caesarea, to preach the gospel to him.

9. What was the fruit of Peter’s preaching to Cornelius?

Cornelius and his whole house believed and were baptized.

10. How did the church react to Peter’s explanation of the conversion of Cornelius and his house?

They glorified God, saying, “Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.” Acts 11:18.