Accepting Acts 10:9-15, 43-48 HCSB May 22, 2016
1. Accepting The Vision. 10:9-15
A. Power of the Spirit Gave Tongues and . . Divided Among the Believers. 2:1-3
B. Power of the Spirit Gave . . Different Languages to the Believers. 2:4
2. Accepting The Declaration. 10:43
3. Accepting The Sign. 10:44-46a
4. Accepting The Acceptance. 10:46b-48
9 The next day, as they were traveling and nearing the city, Peter went up to pray on the housetop at about noon. 10 Then he became hungry and wanted to eat, but while they were preparing something he went into a visionary state. 11 He saw heaven opened and an object coming down that resembled a large sheet being lowered to the earth by its four corners. 12 In it were all the four‑footed animals and reptiles of the earth, and the birds of the sky. 13 Then a voice said to him, "Get up, Peter; kill and eat!"
14 "No, Lord!" Peter said. "For I have never eaten anything common and unclean!"
15 Again, a second time, a voice said to him, "What God has made clean, you must not call common."
43 All the prophets testify about Him that through His name everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness of sins."
44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came down on all those who heard the message. 45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 46 For they heard them speaking in other languages and declaring the greatness of God.
Then Peter responded, 47 "Can anyone withhold water and prevent these from being baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay for a few days.
(from Holman Christian Standard Bible® Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005 by Holman Bible Publishers.)