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Don’s Daily Devotions

Join us as we read the scriptures and a daily devotion written by Don Crisp. We pray these messages will bless us all at this time.

Acts chapter 10:42-48:

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Acts chapter 10:42-48:

V42:  God has commanded the Apostles to preach these things ” to the people” – perhaps initially to the Jewish people, but as Peter is learning here, to all people. ( So Matthew 28:19; Acts 1:8.)  Within this gospel, they must proclaim the truth that this same Jesus is the appointed judge before whom all will one day stand ( Acts 17:31; 2 Corinthians 5:10.)

V43:  And all the OT prophets point to Jesus, and to the forgiveness of sins that He gives to all who believe in Him. God’s purpose has always been this – there is no “wedge” between the OT and the NT. ( John 5:38-40; Luke 24:25-27.)

V44:  As Peter speaks, the Holy Spirit falls on all who are listening to him. This must mean that as they listen, grace opens their hearts to believe – and clearly there is some outward visible sign, as on the Day of Pentecost. ( See also v46.) Some speak of this as “the Gentile Pentecost” – a seal of God on what He is doing here, and to all Gentile believers hereafter. 

V45-46:  This amazes the Jewish believers who have accompanied Peter. They are in fact God’s chosen witnesses to the authenticity of what is taking place!

V47-48:  Peter asks if any present can doubt that these Gentiles, who have received the same grace as the Jewish believers, are eligible to be baptised, and at once they are, in the Name of Jesus, their new Saviour and Lord. ( They are not actually the first non-Jews to be baptised, of course, the Ethiopian Eunuch had been baptised by Philip in ch 8:38.)