Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 11:18-30] The Church In Antioch

Expulsion of the Jews in the Reign of the Emperor Hadrian CE 135

The Church In Antioch Acts 11:18-30 (NRSV) 19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen [had] traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, and they spoke the word to no one except Jews. 20 But among them were some men of Cyprus and Cyrene who, on coming to Antioch, … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 10:44-48] Peter Baptizes at Cornelius’s House

Tapestry Depicting Saint Peter with Cornelius

Peter Baptizes at Cornelius’s House Acts 10:44-48 44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles.46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 10:29-43] Peter Preaches at Cornelius’s House

Peter in the House of Cornelius, by Barend Fabritius

Peter Preaches at Cornelius’s House The previous entry ended with Acts 10:28 when Peter asks Cornelius: May I ask why you sent for me?” Acts 10:29-43 Cornelius answered: “Three days ago I was in my house praying at this hour, at three in the afternoon. Suddenly a man in shining clothes stood before me 31 and said, … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 10:24-29] Peter Arrives at Cornelius’s House

Bernardo Cavallino - St Peter and Cornelius the Centurion

Peter at Cornelius’s House Acts 10:24-48 The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the believers from Joppa went along. 24 The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him and fell at his feet in … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 10:9-23] Peter’s Vision

Vision of the Centurion Cornelius' by Zanobi Rosi

Acts 10:9-23 Peter’s Vision 9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance.11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 10:1-7] Cornelius Calls for Peter

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout - Vision of Cornelius the Centurion - Walters 372492

Acts 10:1-7 Cornelius Calls for Peter 10 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw … Read more