Friday, October 21, 2016

Accepting All People

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Acts 10:24-35

TO CHEW ON: "Then Peter began to speak: 'I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.'" Acts 10:34,35

Peter went back with Cornelius’s servants to Caesarea. Even though Cornelius and his men were Gentiles and not Jews, Peter knew God wanted him to visit Cornelius. Peter probably had an idea his vision was about more than eating unclean food. After he heard Cornelius’s story, Peter knew God was telling him to accept people he had thought of as unclean. What two things did Peter learn (Acts 10:34,35)?

"Peter and Cornelius" - Artist Unknown"Peter and Cornelius" - Artist Unknown

1. God does not _____________________________________________

2. God accepts ______________________________________________

God hasn’t changed. He still loves everyone – no matter what color their skin, what language they speak or where they live. We should love them too.

PRAYER: Dear God, help me to love people of every nationality, like You do. Amen.

MORE: Gentile Pentecost
The same things that happened to the Jews on the day of Pentecost, happened that day to the Roman Cornelius and his family. This proved to Peter that God loved and accepted the Gentiles

Solve the crossword puzzle using the clues below and Acts 10:34,35 and Acts 10: 44-47.
(To solve, click on the puzzle, then print the page that opens.)

Puzzle by Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker

WHAT PETER SAW AND HEARD
Peter saw the ___ (1 down) come down on everyone there.
Peter heard people ___ (7 across).
They were talking in ___ (3 down) (different languages).
They were praising ___ (2 across).

WHAT PETER DID
Then Peter ___ (6 across) everyone who believed.

WHAT PETER LEARNED:
Peter learned God doesn't have ___ (5 across).
God ___ (8 across) everyone.
God loves people from every ___ (4 down).

ANSWERS

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