How big is your picture? (2)

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  • Acts 11:1-18- Peter defends preaching to the Gentiles
  • Acts 15:1- Some preach circumcision as a prerequisite for Salvation.
  • Acts 15:2-4- Paul and Barnabas and others travel to Jerusalem to clear these things up with the Apostles and elders
  • Acts 15:7-11- Peter defends the salvation of Gentiles again

In summary, it just had to be Peter who first opened the door of salvation to the Gentiles. Peter was the spokesman. Peter was “the rock”. It couldn’t be Philip because it will be harder to defend. Even though Peter’s main ministry was to the Jews and Paul’s own to the Gentiles, if Peter had not been the one who received the vision, it will have been harder to accept among the believers then.

Food for thought:

Our picture of things are usually from an obscure point of view than God Who sees the big picture.

Life nugget:

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

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One thought on “How big is your picture? (2)

  1. Dr Olaide Owokade says:

    The vision Peter (Acts 10:9-16) had in which he was shown all kinds of animals which he was asked to kill and eat but refused on the basis of their being ritually unclean and defiled was meant to prepare him for the mission. Three times did he see the vision and three times did he say No. Then a voice told him that what he had declared clean should not be declared unclean. It was after then that the message from the centurion came. The vision was not just to prepare him for this mission but to also show him that the Gentiles are by no means inferior to or more sinful than the Jews and that they (or is it we?) also need the message of salvation. To confirm this, Peter had not finished preaching before the Holy Spirit descended on all the listeners… the bigger picture of God indeed!

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