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What Am I Chopped Lizard?

A new walk through Acts chapter 10.

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What Am I Chopped Lizard?

  1. 1. What Am I? Chopped Lizard? A New Walk-Through Acts 10
  2. 2. Cornelius, a Believer from the Nations (Gentile) Receives a Vision There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. (Acts 10:1-2)
  3. 3. Abba Father Hears His Prayer and Gives Him GPS-like Directions. :4b-6 - Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: He lodge with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou ought to do.
  4. 4. Cornelius Responds When the angel who was speaking to him had gone, Cornelius summoned two of his household servants along with a pious soldier from his personal staff.
  5. 5. Peter went up on the roof to pray :9 Peter went up on the roof to pray.
  6. 6. He Had A Vision :10 He became hungry and wanted to eat. While others were preparing the meal, he had a visionary experience.
  7. 7. What Did He See? And Hear? :11-13 He saw heaven opened up and something like a large linen sheet being lowered to the earth by its four corners. Inside the sheet were all kinds of four-legged animals, reptiles, and wild birds. A voice told him, “Get up, Peter! Kill and eat!”
  8. 8. Kepha’s (Peter’s) First Response “Absolutely not, Lord! I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.”
  9. 9. What Was The Response To This Objection? :15 The voice spoke a second time, “Never consider unclean what God has made pure.” ...And that is where I have always stopped.
  10. 10. Until Now... Let’s read further.
  11. 11. How Many Times Was The Vision Given? How Many Appeared At The Gate? Answer for both questions: 3 :19 While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Look, three men are searching for you.
  12. 12. Something Was Not Normal :23 So Peter invited them in and gave them lodging. Note: Common? Unclean? Into the House and the table?
  13. 13. Peter Responds :23b The next day he got up and went with them, and some of the believers from Joppa accompanied him.
  14. 14. A Commonly Known Jewish Custom is Explained :28 You yourselves know that it is unlawful for a Jew to associate with or to visit a Gentile;
  15. 15. A Commonly Known Jewish Custom is Corrected :28b but God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
  16. 16. What Did I Previously Understand Acts 10:15 to Mean? “Let them eat Snake!”
  17. 17. What Did Peter Understand Acts 10:15 to Mean? :28b but God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
  18. 18. Don’t Stop There Discover how Peter and a group of his Jewish friends preached the Gospel of Salvation (Jesus Christ) to a room full of Gentiles. What did He teach? How did they respond? What was the outcome? Did all the Jews “catch the vision” for this mission?
  19. 19. :43 To this one all the prophets testify, that through His name everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins.
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