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What Am I? Chopped
A New Walk-Through Acts 10
Cornelius, a Believer from the Nations (Gentile)
Receives a Vision
There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of
the band called the Italian band,
A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave
much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. (Acts 10:1-2)
Abba Father Hears His Prayer and Gives Him
:4b-6 - Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:
He lodge with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee
what thou ought to do.
When the angel who was speaking to him had gone,
Cornelius summoned two of his household servants along
with a pious soldier from his personal staff.
Peter went up on the roof to pray
:9 Peter went up on the roof to pray.
He Had A Vision
:10 He became hungry and wanted to eat. While others were preparing
the meal, he had a visionary experience.
What Did He See? And Hear?
:11-13 He saw heaven opened up and something like a large linen
sheet being lowered to the earth by its four corners. Inside the sheet
were all kinds of four-legged animals, reptiles, and wild birds. A voice told
him, “Get up, Peter! Kill and eat!”
Kepha’s (Peter’s) First Response
“Absolutely not, Lord! I have never eaten anything
impure or unclean.”
What Was The Response To This Objection?
:15 The voice spoke a second time, “Never consider
unclean what God has made pure.”
...And that is where I have always stopped.
How Many Times Was The Vision Given?
How Many Appeared At The Gate?
Answer for both questions: 3
:19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to
him, “Look, three men are searching for you.
Something Was Not Normal
:23 So Peter invited them in and gave them lodging.
Note: Common? Unclean? Into the House and the table?
:23b The next day he got up and went with them, and
some of the believers from Joppa accompanied him.
A Commonly Known Jewish Custom is Explained
:28 You yourselves know that it is unlawful for a Jew to
associate with or to visit a Gentile;
A Commonly Known Jewish Custom is Corrected
:28b but God has shown me that I should not call
any man common or unclean.
What Did I Previously
Understand Acts 10:15 to Mean?
“Let them eat Snake!”
What Did Peter
Understand Acts 10:15 to Mean?
:28b but God has shown me that I should
not call any man common or unclean.
Don’t Stop There
Discover how Peter and a group of his Jewish friends preached the
Gospel of Salvation (Jesus Christ) to a room full of Gentiles.
What did He teach?
How did they respond?
What was the outcome?
Did all the Jews “catch the vision” for this mission?
:43 To this one all the prophets testify, that
through His name everyone who believes in
him receives forgiveness of sins.
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