Yesterday we began reading about Peter and Cornelius in Acts 10:1–8.
Read Acts 10:9–20.
God’s vision for hungry Peter appears as a temptation: Peter was offered a smorgasbord of unlawful foods. Peter resisted three times, puzzled that God was telling him to do something completely inappropriate.
What are we convinced is inappropriate?
Peter missed lunch. What do we miss when we deem certain things inappropriate?
Read Acts 10: 21-33.
The person whom God told Cornelius to send for arrives at his house. Clearly, Cornelius is expectant. He has gathered all his relatives and friends to hear Peter speak.
Why did Cornelius fall at Peter’s feet?
How did Peter respond?
Would you have responded as Peter did?
Please pray for the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit, being held this week. This message was adapted from “The Story of Peter & Cornelius: An Anti-racism Bible Study on Unity” resource written by Inez Torres Davis and available from the Women of the ELCA.