My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Acts 10

Unclean... yet tasty...

A Gentile was told by God to go find Peter.

Peter had been praying, and had had a vision of a sheet with many animals in it which were unclean for Jews. God told him to eat, but he protested, but God said he had made it clean. Then the Gentile's entourage turned up.

Because everything, including Gentiles, was now clean, Peter went to stay with the Gentile in Caesarea. The Gentile explained what he had been told. Peter explained the Good News about Jesus. Everyone was filled with the Holy Spirit, and Peter baptised them.

Key verse:
34-35. I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.

My thoughts:
Man. This is crazy. I don't think we quite recognise quite how significant this shift is. God is really doing a new thing. The early Church was truly led by the Holy Spirit. Announcing this to the early Church would've been like announcing that Jesus was only one of many ways to God to a modern evangelical Church.

But I am thankful that God did this, so that the good news of Jesus could go to everyone. God is the God which does a new thing.


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