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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 11:1-10:

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Acts chapter 11:1-10:

V1:  The news of what has happened to Cornelius and his Gentile household reaches the Apostles and the Jewish believers in Jerusalem/Judea.

V2-3:  When Peter returns to them, he is immediately criticised by ” the circumcision party”. Are these true believers, or Jews on the fringes of the church? Probably here believers who nonetheless cling to their “Jewishness”, but later Paul’s ministry was dogged for years by those called “Judaisers”, who were clearly not real Christians at all. ( See Philippians 3:2-3; Galatians 5:2-3,6.)

V4-10:  So Peter relates in full detail his experience in chapter 10, and how God has taught him he must not call what God has made clean “common” or unclean – in other words, how the Lord prepared him to recognise and accept how saving grace was given to Cornelius and other Gentiles he had gathered together. To the doubtful Jewish Christians , Peter is saying ” this was clearly God’s work, God’s purpose – Salvation is for Gentiles too, if they put their trust in Christ.”