- Men mark your calendars for Saturday May 2, 2015, our normal men's breakfast will be held at Kelly Kothman's and we will have a special Dutch oven menu.
- Come to Fellowship Hall for donuts and coffee then prayer @ 9:15 each Sunday then stay for Sunday School.
- After School Program for grades K-5 – Tuesday, at 3:30-5 PM.
- Youth Group for grades 6-12 – Wednesday, 6-7:30 PM.
- The Flower Calendar is in the bulletin board in the hallway
Acts 10:1-17 (ESV)
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort,  a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.  About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, "Cornelius."  And he stared at him in terror and said, "What is it, Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.  And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter.  He is lodging with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the seaside."  When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him,  and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.  The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray.  And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance  and saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth.  In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air.  And there came a voice to him: "Rise, Peter; kill and eat."  But Peter said, "By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean."  And the voice came to him again a second time, "What God has made clean, do not call common."  This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven.  Now while Peter was inwardly perplexed as to what the vision that he had seen might mean, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon's house, stood at the gate
Acts 10:34-35 (ESV)
So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,  but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
Questions for reflection
Questions for reflection
- At an ethnic food festival, would you try a variety of international dishes or immediately seek out the hot dog stand? Why?
- What did Peter experience while food was being prepared for him? (10:10-16)
- What did Peter see in a vision? (10:11-12)
- What did the voice instruct Peter to do? (10:13)
- Why did Peter protest against the command to eat? (10:14)
- How were Peter’s objections silenced? (10:15)
- What are some reasons we reject or avoid certain people?
- Peter’s dream was unexpected; how does God deal with us in surprising ways?
- How does God give us clear directions through other Christians?
- How should your church treat visitors who are different from the rest of the congregation?
- How can you show acceptance of those who don’t “fit in”?