Recently I met with a group of people from another church who wanted to query me
about my book. I didn't know most of them and wasn't given any hint about the questions
they might ask. I reviewed areas where I might be vulnerable, and I prayed for wisdom.
So far during the numerous "Question and Answer" sessions I've held, my ability to guess
what people might ask has been perfect; my score is zilch.
I shouldn't have worried about this group. They were seekers, refreshingly honest and
eager to hear new insights about God's word. No one attempted to trick me with "hard"
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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.