For Gentile ‘outsiders’ to become ‘insiders’ in Jesus’ Church, there had to be:
(1) Recognition that Jesus wants to save Gentiles (1-18)
(2) Interaction with Gentiles where they were (19-21)
(3) Affirmation that Gentile belief was genuine (22-24)
(4) Instruction of Gentile converts in how to live for Christ (25-26)
(5) Demonstration by Gentile converts of belief in action (27-30)
Do we have Jesus’ heart for outsiders, and will we let Jesus use us to bring them into His Church?