The Easter story is about the triumph of creativity. We are all entombed with large boulders blocking our escape And liberation to the extent our creativity is blocked or stifled. -- Matthew Fox, Creativity
Call To Worship Leader: Ah, Sunday again, the week after Resurrection Day. Colorful egg hunts are over; chocolate rabbits are almost all consumed.
People: Yes, but Easter season and spring celebrations are not over! Christ is alive!
Leader: Christ is alive and we are the embodiment of that truth.
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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.