What is the outcome of Peter's encounter with Cornelius?
Peter has a clear message from God that ALL are welcome to be followers of The Way and that it is not necessary for the Gentiles to follow the Mosaic Law before following the messages of Jesus!
What is the outcome of Council of Jerusalem?
1. The council of Jerusalem said that Gentiles could follow the way of Jesus without first following the Mosaic Law. 2. The Council of Jerusalem sets a model for how the church throughout time revolves issues that face the whole church
meeting of the WHOLE church
Date for the Council of Jerusalem
What are the five characteristics of an ecumenical council?
1. The church recognizes a problem or issue that is affecting the whole church 2. A meeting is called with all church leaders 3. There is an open discussion of all sides of the issues with prayers for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 4. The chief bishop (usually the pope, the Bishop of Rome) makes a decision acceptable to all sides 5. The chief bishop makes a formal announcement of the council's conclusions.
What was Stephens role in the early community?
deacon (one who serves)
What title does Stephen hold in the church today?
the first martyr of the church
what is a martyr?
one who dies for their faith
Who is visited by angels from God to send for Peter?
Who has a vision from God?
How does Peter break the Mosaic Law?
by eating with the Gentiles
Who went to the meeting in the council of Jerusalem?
presbyters, elders, and apostles
How did Stephen die?
was stoned to death