Randy came from a very small high school. Being in a remote part of the state, area
schools competed in a six-man football league. At that, most teams fielded only about ten
to fourteen boys. Randy was used to playing offense, defense, and special teams. Several
other senior boys did likewise.
When Randy tried out and made his junior college team, he was amazed at the number of
players on the team. There was a defensive and offensive team. There were two kickers,
one for punts, one for placekicking. There were special team players. Several players
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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.