A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
Sunday Service was great! Our Pastor shares God’s word in a way that everyone can understand it. He spoke on “Pain and Suffering” and not being a victim but being victorious in Christ Jesus and that “We Know that we know” and suffering produces character (in a nutshell). Romans 5:3-4. Amen.
“Cornelius Calls for Peter”, Acts 10:1) There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion (a Roman officer in charge of 100 men, equivalent to a Captain today. Quest SB) of the band called the Italian band. 2) A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always. 3) He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him Cornelius. Psalms 34:7; Hebrews 1:14. 4) And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. Psalms 65:2; James 5:16. 5) And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter. 6) He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner (a man who turned animal hides into leather. Quest SB), whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do. 7) And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually; 8) And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary – Hitherto none had been baptized into the Christian church but Jews, Samaritans, and those converts who had been circumcised and observed the ceremonial law; but now the Gentiles (non-Jews) were to be called to partake all the privileges of God’s people, without first becoming Jews. Wherever the fear of God rules in the heart, it will appear both in works of charity and of piety (devotion). Cornelius had true faith in Christ, as far as he understood it. This was the work of the Spirit of God. Through Christ also, his prayers and alms (money or goods given to the poor) were accepted, which otherwise would have been rejected. Without dispute or delay Cornelius was obedient to the Heavenly vision. In the affairs of our souls, let us not lose time. Amen.
More to come and God Bless You.