As we take the next 2 weeks to wrap up our series “The Light”, I want to take a quick look at what we’ve seen in Acts 10 & 11. Not only have we focused on the need to share the gospel but we’ve also looked to define its full purpose. Everything wraps up in this group of scriptures as we go to the city of Antioch where the followers of Jesus were first called Christians.
Have you ever had a case of mistaken identity? Did it cause you embarrassment or something worse? One time I almost got arrested because another guy caused a huge pile-up on the interstate, took off, and when the cops looked up to place blame, all they saw was me. It took a while to sort through the mess but they found out I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
It’s not very often we run into cases of mistaken identity in our daily lives, but what about Christianity in general? I think it’s safe to say that a lot of people look at Christianity and see something entirely different than what God intended. Sometimes this is deserved, and sometimes people view us or other Christians through their experiences with others. We can be blamed for the actions of a few. But are we doing anything that would change their mind? Do we even care? Should we even care?