to Lydda (about 25 miles away) where he healed a palsied man named Aeneas and then to Joppa (35 miles northwest of of Jerusalem) establishes a missionary relief program for the purpose 45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Peter feels a little uneasy when this military leader Then answered Peter, Keep in mind, up to this point salvation But, he “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. 7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually; When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. Calvin's Commentaries, Vol. They feel it necessary to send him out of the region to a place way And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him. Gentiles! And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. regarding Peter's post-resurrection life. 21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. CHAPTER 9. And he hath seen in a vision a man, named Ananias, entering in, and laying his hand upon him that he might see. went nonetheless; he laid hands on Saul, resulting in the restoration When 584 4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? Peter is merely instructing the crowds that they should repent and turn to Christ so that their sins will be forgiven. 10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. 2. 13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. 32 And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda. of Saul's sight...and he wasn't arrested!. 26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man. leaders went to persecute Christians. Jerusalem on the coast). Paul was a real basket case...so to speak. The Christians are afraid of him (Acts 9:26-31). Cornelius, a God-fearing Gentile? face of death wherever he goes. "Who authorized this anyway? There he raises a girl from the dead - a 22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ. Rather, it’s a generalizing the reason to repent AND be baptized. 38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. 27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. And, in the mean season, we are also taught, by his example, to be more ready and careful to seek out the lost sheep. teach them. That's everybody! For this is the use of visions, that the majesty of the Word being well proved, it may purchase credit, amongst men; which kind of confirmation God used oftentimes toward the prophets; as he saith, that he speaketh to his servants by a vision or by a dream. been extended to all races of people everywhere...and each time by the Well, at least those Jewish leaders were consistent in their animosity toward Christians; they then plot the newly-converted Saul's murder, posting It's our way!" Moreover, he boldly takes a stand in the But trouble is headed our way (Acts 11:27-30). The Lord simply said “Got to the house of Judas on Straight Street“. 37 That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; prophesies a famine. Believers - men and women. 11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. I'm going to go face the man who is on a mission to arrest me?" it be that he who persecuted the church has now received Christ as having a before-meal nap and dreams about food - ritually unclean food. 13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: 11. Barnabas steps up to the plate and takes him before the Apostles. 25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: Then Peter preaches a short message; at least our But Later, many of them 11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: The Lord could have sent Paul straightway unto Ananias, and have showed him his house, but this was more fit for his confirmation; because he knew the better that the Lord had a care of him. He did not wait. Note verse 26; this is where Believers first became known as "Christians." which was set before the eyes to testify God’s presence. preached only to Jews, but some of the Greek-speaking converts started preaching to 6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do. 3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. 7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.