Resources on Acts 11:1-18

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When the Outsiders Become Insiders Scripture Meditation or Sermon by William H Willimon https://idn.duke.edu/ark:/87924/r4f766n37 Scripture Meditation or Sermon by William H Willimon Topics: Hospitality , Racism , Church , Law Source: Duke University Chapel Archives Peter’s clinging to dietary laws prevents him from receiving Gentiles into his faith community. God used a shocking vision to break human perception of limits. Love One Another Assurance of Pardon by Nathan Nettleton https://staging.laughingbird.net/index.php/occasion/c36/2025-05-18/ Assurance of Pardon by Nathan Nettleton Topics: Praise , Heaven , Singing , God's Love Source: Laughingbird Staging Australian paraphrases of Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35. Includes worship resources: Eucharistic preface, general prayer of thanksgiving, declaration of grace/absolution, and commission & benediction. Liturgy with Communion- New Creation Assurance of Pardon by Thom M Shuman https://lectionaryliturgies.blogspot.com/2013/04/fifth-sunday-of-easter-c.html Assurance of Pardon by Thom M Shuman Topics: Easter , Creation , Calling Source: Lectionary Liturgies This liturgy for the Easter season reminds us that God has called us to participate in the new creation by witnessing to it with our lives. Liturgy with communion Assurance of Pardon by Thom M Shuman https://lectionaryliturgies.blogspot.com/2007/04/easter-5-c.html Assurance of Pardon by Thom M Shuman Topics: Easter , Liturgy , Prayer , Worship Planning Source: Lectionary Liturgies Liturgy with communion based on Acts 11:1-18, Psalm 148, Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35. Includes Call to Worship, Prayer of the Day, Call to Reconciliation, Prayer of Confession, Assurance of Pardon, and Great Thanksgiving. Theology in Retrospect Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Karoline M Lewis https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/brainwave-115-lectionary-texts-for-2-may-2010 Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Karoline M Lewis Topics: Culture , Love , Worship , Identity Source: Working Preacher This podcast discusses how God can lead us to places of action first which in turn enables us to form our theology. Jesus Stands Among Us Service Outline or Song Suggestions https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/lectionary/sunday-19-may-2019/ Service Outline or Song Suggestions Topics: Praise , God's Mercy , Journey , Light Source: Methodist UK The Methodist Church offers hymn suggestions for Psalm 148; John 13:31-35; Acts 11:1-18; and Revelation 21:1-6. Call No One Profane Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Douglas Wingeier https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/3842/call-no-one-profane-acts-111-18 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Douglas Wingeier Source: Ministry Matters Douglas Wingeier's sermon starter on Acts 11:1-18 emphasizes the inclusiveness of the gospel. "All are eligible to receive God’s grace and to be embraced as God’s children." No Longer Unclean Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Walter Brueggemann https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2007-04/blogging-toward-sunday-1 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Walter Brueggemann Topics: Angels , Purity , Peter , Holy Spirit Source: The Christian Century This reflection on Acts 11:1-18 invites us to consider our own "purity codes" that exclude people unlike us. God's Spirit overrides the previous teaching on who/what is clean. Boundaries, Praise, Love, and Renewal Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Samantha Haycock https://www.episcopalchurch.org/bible-study/bible-study-easter-5-c-2016 Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Samantha Haycock Topics: Easter , Praise , God's Love , Renewal Source: Sermons That Work Samantha Haycock's Bible study guide on Psalm 148, John 13:31-35, Acts 11:1-18, and Revelation 21:1-6 explores social boundaries, the praise of creation, God's renewal of all things, and the challenges of "loving all people." Now the Son of Man has been Glorified Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Nancy Lammers Gross http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/06542 Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Nancy Lammers Gross Topics: Easter , Resurrection , Love , Glory Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) In this sermon from John 13:31-35 and Acts 11:1-18, Nancy Lammers Gross sees the meaning of Easter as showing love to people we would otherwise reject. (Length: 30:48) Us and Them Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Mitzi J Smith https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/fifth-sunday-of-easter-3/commentary-on-acts-111-18 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Mitzi J Smith Topics: Gentiles , Discrimination , Equality Source: Working Preacher Mitzi J. Smith’s commentary on Acts 11:1-18 explores the distinction between Jew and Gentile that is being broken down in Peter’s dream and reflects on barriers like racism, classism, and sexism that cause dehumanization. Everyone and Everything Sermon Preparation or Illustration https://livingchurch.org/2019/05/13/5-19-everyone-and-everything/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration Topics: Peter , Faith , God's Presence , Renewal Source: The Living Church Reflecting on Peter’s vision of "what God has made clean" (Acts 11:1-18), this sermon starter emphasizes God's intention to bring together groups in conflict and to make everything new with God at home among humanity. Encountering Other Religions Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Jan Love http://day1.org/1940-encountering_other_religions Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Jan Love Topics: Faith , Love , Religion , Community Source: Day1 Reflecting on interreligious relations, this sermon by Jan Love on Acts 11:1-8 encourages Christians to engage with members of other faiths as a means of witnessing Jesus' love, of discovering God, and of living in community. A Season of "Social Capital" Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Cas Wepener https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-2009/season-social-capital Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Cas Wepener Topics: Easter , Lord’s Supper , Culture , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship Cas Wepener shares Seven Easter Services around Seven Tables in Luke and Acts designed to increase social capital within groups by linking table fellowship to meeting together across differences and boundaries. Glorify Jesus' Name Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Eric Fistler https://www.pulpitfiction.com/notes/easter5c Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Eric Fistler Topics: Children , Faith , Obedience Source: Pulpitfiction This resource contains podcasts and notes giving commentary on Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35, Acts 11:1-18, and Psalm 148. The hosts discuss themes of children, faith, glorifying God, and obedience. The Ever-Bigger Welcome Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/10/06/the-ever-bigger-welcome/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Church , Holy Spirit Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell preached through ten chapters of Acts, and offers twelve key insights for the church today from the experience ranging from how we argue to how we relate to the Holy Spirit Commentary on Acts 11:1-18 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Kyle Fever https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/fifth-sunday-of-easter-3/commentary-on-acts-111-18-3 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Kyle Fever Topics: Gifts of the Spirit , Salvation , EXPERIENCE , Gentiles Source: Working Preacher Kyle Fever’s commentary on Acts 11:1-18 reflects on the purpose of repeating Peter’s dream, the shifting focus Peter puts on God’s actions, and the emphasis on God giving the Holy Spirit as a gift. All the earth will praise Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Susan Butterworth https://www.episcopalchurch.org/bible-study/bible-study-easter-5-c-2019 Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Susan Butterworth Topics: Praise , Gentiles , Glory , Vision Source: Episcopal Church Susan Butterworth writes a Bible study on the expansion of the church to Gentiles in Acts 11:1-18; all the earth praising God in Psalm 148; John’s vision in Revelation 21:1-6; and Jesus’ glorification in John 13:31-35. Praise, Salvation, and Glorification Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Susan Butterworth https://www.episcopalchurch.org/bible-study/bible-study-easter-5-c-2013 Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Susan Butterworth Topics: Easter , Study , Bible , Praise Source: Sermons That Work Susan Butterworth's Easter Bible study on Acts 11:1-18, Psalm 148, Revelation 21:1-6, and John 13:31-35 presents discussion questions on Holy Spirit baptism, the Apostles' praise, apocalyptic notions of salvation, and Jesus' "farewell discourse." A pilgrim people following a living God Article by Michael Jenkins https://www.faithandleadership.com/michael-jinkins-pilgrim-people-following-living-god Article by Michael Jenkins Topics: Obedience , Conflict/Disagreement , Discernment , Listening to God Source: Faith and Leadership As a pilgrim people following a living God, awe, wonder, and praise are the best responses to God’s leadership during crisis--plus practicing humility and generosity with others as they seek to do the same.