If you are a Christian, you were baptized "In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit." These words mean that you have been set aside as one of God's children. To be baptized also means that you are God's ambassador. God has a name. The way you use that name and represent that name indicates what you think of God.
As Christians, our home is not on this earth, but in heaven. We live in this world, but we are not of this world. This world is a foreign country. We are God's ambassadors in a foreign land. We represent God and his name.
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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.