ACTS 10

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Acts 10

SALVATION STORY

 

A CONVICTED SINNER – Vss. 1-8

 

A CORRECTED PREACHER – Vss. 9-23

 

A COMMUNICATED GOSPEL – Vss. 24-43

 

A CONVERTED CONGREGATION – Vss. 44-48

 

 

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Acts 10

HOUSE CALL

 

PETER'S VISION - Vss. 1-16

PETER'S VISIT - Vss. 17-33

PETER'S VOICE - Vss. 34-43

PETER'S VICTORY - Vss. 44-48

 

 

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Acts 10:1-8, 21-48

CORNELIUS

 

HE WAS CLOSE TO THE TRUTH - Vss.1-2

HE WAS COUNSELED TO GET HELP - Vss. 3-6

HE WAS COOPERATIVE WITH GOD - Vss. 7-8, 21-33

HE WAS CONFRONTED WITH THE GOSPEL - Vss. 34-43

HE WAS CONVERTED TO CHRIST - Vss. 44-48

 

 

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Acts 10:9-20

THE REEDUCATION OF PETER

 

Peter had become a Christian.  However, Peter still retained a lot of his Jewish traditions and ways of thinking.  Christ was about to show His church (which was made up of converted Jews) that the Gospel was also for the Gentiles.  Peter would be the first Apostle to take the Gospel to the Gentiles.  First, God needed to reeducate Peter so that Peter would be able to minister with a clear conscience.

 

PETER'S DISTRACTION - Vss. 9-10

Peter was distracted, first by hunger, and then by a trance that came from God.

Sometimes God will distract us to get our attention.

 

PETER'S DILEMMA - Vss. 11-14, 16

Peter was shown a great sheet loaded with what he would call "unclean" animals.

God's instruction was to "Rise…kill, and eat."

Peter resisted because it was against his religion to eat such things.

 

GOD'S DEMAND - Vs. 15

Peter was not to call "common" anything that God had cleansed.

We generally think of this as God's permission to eat "unclean" food at the House of Cornelius.  More importantly I think that God was telling Peter not to call Gentiles common or unclean if God had cleansed them.

 

GOD'S DIRECTIONS - Vss. 17-20

While Peter was trying to figure out what the vision meant, messengers from Cornelius were at the gate, looking for Peter.  Peter was told by God that three men were seeking him, and he was to go with them, "doubting nothing".

 

 

 

 

 

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