Cecilia knew she was having trouble with her pregnancy when the doctor called and asked her and her husband to come to the hospital immediately. The sonograms and ultrasounds had been compared to the blood tests. Cecilia's twins were conjoined and something would have to be done.
The leaders knew there was going to be trouble with that fellow from Nazareth. More and more people were following him. He was healing the sick and speaking to great crowds. Something would have to be done about this Jesus.
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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.