Malcolm Muggeridge wrote in his book about his faith in Christ the following: "All other
freedoms, once won, soon turn into new servitude. Christ is the only liberator whose
liberation lasts forever."
I was sitting at my computer thinking, "What a great machine to help with my ministry."
The freedom it provides had actually become a weight. I spent time reading and
responding to blogs, catching the latest news, researching new cars. I thought my
computer was the liberation of my life to be more effective. While I learned much, I did
little with what I learned.
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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.