Acts 10 – no Favorites

Acts 10:24ff (06-11)

Centurion Vision/ Peters dream

Joppa to Caesarea ~ 38 miles??

    3:30-8:30 = 5 hrs

    6 am to noon = 6 hrs

          = 11 hrs or 3.45 mph 

Day 1 – Cornelius’ vision ( prayer )

Day 2 – Peters vision ( trance) ( Paul in Acts 22:17 )

Visions are when they need to know….


“A RACE is a categorization of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into groups generally viewed as distinct within a given society”.    .Wikipedia

Webster dictionary….


any one of the groups that humans are often divided into based on physical traits regarded as common among people of shared ancestry

     MORE MODERN – social groups 

1828 Websters Dictionary

1. The lineage of a family, or continued series of descendants from a parent who is called the stock. A race is the series of descendants indefinitely. Thus all mankind are called the race of Adam; the Israelites are of the race of Abraham and Jacob. Thus we speak of a race of kings, the race of Clovis or Charlemagne; a race of nobles, etc.

Ask what & why?

Take hold of language/ speak truth / correct error.

Acts 10:

13Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”

14“Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”

15The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”

16This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.


( not eating dogs, cats, horses, snakes ) 

27While talking with him, Peter went inside and found a large gathering of people. 28He said to them: “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean.

“God’s people”

Not intermarry – lead to corruption

“Our law” – not associate / visit.  ( beyond the meaning, 

BUT : Abraham

     Genesis 18:16 When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way. 17 Then the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? 18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.[c] 19 For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”

Why Not Stop dividing!?!

    Diversity sign…? 


Just because an action occurs doesn’t make it right…


“An unjust law is no law at all,” AUGUSTINE 

         NOW – where does justice come from?….

                   – have to get that right to correctly proceed…

                             Our current culture is adrift….

Righteousness found in Jesus Christ.

2 Cor 5:21

21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Matthew 28

Go into world and make disciples of ALL NATIONS….

34 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35 but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. 

36 You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. 


     VS 35 fear God , live according to His Word

Gal 3:28

26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.