Posts Tagged ‘Peter’s visit with the Gentiles’

Acts 11:1-18 Relating the Events

Who am I to stand in God’s way?

“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” John Lydgate

In today’s reading that saying is certainly true. Peter and the brothers who went with him to Cornelius’ home have returned. They didn’t go straight back to Jerusalem. They stayed in Caesarea for a while and also ministered in other areas of Judea too. But Peter did finally make it back to Jerusalem and he brought six of the brothers who went with him.

The news of what had happened in Caesarea had reached Jerusalem before Peter and his group had. You might expect excitement and rejoicing to have accompanied the news that God’s word had spread beyond Jewish boarders but that’s not what happened. Instead, Peter and his group were criticized. Read more »