Redemption Hill Church
In the city, for the city

Redemption Hill DC

Bringing glory to God by making disciples through gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered work in DC. Sundays at 9am or 5pm at 400 D St SE.

Acts 11:1-18 – Fear and Control

After Peter witnessed the movement of the Holy Spirit extended to the Gentiles in the salvation of Cornelius and his entire household, he returned to Jerusalem. The homecoming could not have been what Peter hoped for. His church family back home heard reports of what Peter had been up to and met him with criticism and questioning. This is not an unfamiliar story. When the Holy Spirit moves, it will always mess with our categories. Even today, feeling out of control can make us turn to fearful and critical hearts. Peter's thorough response helps us to see how to respond to each other in patience and love, pursuing unity as we join God in His work. 

Jessica Mitchell