A friend told about the following experience that took place in a restaurant in Tennessee.
He and his family were eating out together. A short time after they were seated, a
distinguished looking older man stopped to visit and asked my friend what he did. He
said, "I'm a teacher of preachers."
The older man who stopped then said he had a story about preachers he would like us to
hear. There was nothing they could do except listen to the story. He said, "When I grew
up, I wasn't very popular, I ate my lunches alone at school, and was teased a lot because I
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.