Pastor Shaun was preaching out of Acts 10 on Sunday but there was a portion of his Scripture that really hit me with conviction of what I may be doing.
Here is the verses I will be writing about:
Acts 10: 27 > 29 – While talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people. He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean. So when I was sent for, I came without raising any objection.
Pastor Shaun talked about how we are putting people in this category of Unclean People today. We are just as guilty as in the old days of being separated by are differences. Then Pastor Shaun did the unthinkable – he started talking about people we may consider Unclean today – It was convicting.
Here is a list I came up with.
- How about Political parties (Democrat or Republican).
- How about the Homeless People.
- How about the people in Jail or on Probation.
- How about someone from the LGBTQ.
- One of my favorites right now – How about a football player who disrespects the National Anthem.
- How about the poor or those who are on welfare.
- How about people with addictions (Alcohol or Drugs).
**This list can be very long………..
I do have to tell you on a few of these I am guilty about putting them on my list of “The Unclean People”. It is something that I really have to work on if I am going to show them the Love of Jesus. Then I started wondering about how many lists of Unclean People I would be on…. Hmmmmmmm – I have to tell you that I would be on someone’s list.
There is one thing that all of us have in Common. “We all need Jesus!” So we need to get rid of those lists then start doing as Peter did – Start telling them about the Love of Jesus…
So what does Your List of Unclean People look Like?
Do they see the Love Jesus coming through You?
Get rid of your lists today!