In our readings this week, we read of Cornelius the centurion and his conversion. Through this story we are shown that the Gospel is for everyone – Jew and Greek alike.
Monday, June 11 Read Acts 10:1-23. The angel tells Cornelius to call for Peter. Why doesn’t the angel just share the Gospel with him and save Peter the trip? See 2 Corinthians 5:18-19.
Tuesday, June 12 Read Acts 10:24-48. After Cornelius falls down at Peter’s feet in reverence, Peter tells him to get up and says “I am only a man myself”. Why would Peter feel the need to make this distinction?
Wednesday, June 13 After reviewing Acts 10:1-48, Read Matthew 15:1-20. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees and teachers of the Law for breaking the command of God in order to fulfill their traditions. What, does Jesus say, makes a person “unclean”?
Friday, June 15 After reviewing Acts 10:1-48, Read 1 Timothy 4:1-6. No longer are we bound to Leviticus 11. We are free to experience and enjoy all that God has for us. How are we to receive these gifts?
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