The months of March, April, and May are months of repentance and celebration for Christians. The seasons of Lent and of Easter correspond this year with these months. These are seasons for confessing our sin and for celebrating God's love for all people. Wes wants us to consider Christian-Muslim relations. We certainly have a lot to repent about on that score. I think Wes would agree. But I suggest that you can use your pulpit these months to celebrate not just God's love for us, but also for the Muslim community, even to celebrate areas in which we can serve and celebrate God together.
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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.