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25 July 2021

We get the second half of Acts 10 this week. Last week we saw how two separate people got visions - the apostle Peter and some Roman bloke named Cornelius. They get to meet up this week.

READ:

Acts 10:23b-48

WATCH:

Here is an animated version of the story told by people with fun English accents.

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We’ve been hearing an awful lot about the apostle Peter recently. Here is a fun clip that talks about who he is, telling his story from the very beginning. You might even remember some of it from StAKs Online last year.

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DISCUSS:

  • Why did Cornelius bow to Peter? Why did Peter tell him to stand up?
  • It seems Peter had learnt from his vision (see last week’s passage). What did he learn (to cheat, check verse 28)?
  • Peter says a lot of stuff in verses 34-43. What is your favourite bit (you might have to read it again)?
  • Why were Peter’s friends surprised that the Holy Spirit had come to these people?
  • Everyone got baptised. How might this encourage Australians in 2021?
  • So who does God like more: Jews or Gentiles?

DO:

CRAFT

Make a Peter and Cornelius bookmark. All you need to do is click the link, print the bookmarks, colour them in, then start reading so you can use them in books. It’s easy to do AND useful for anyone who likes a good novel, colouring or comic book.

ACTIVITY:

Here’s a little something for those who like a good word search. See if you can find all the words for Peter and Cornelius. Even better, see if you can work out how each one relates to the story.

COLOURING:

Peter and Cornelius became friends, then Peter stayed on with his new Roman buddy. Here is a colouring page that shows the two of them together.

Please share any of your completed crafts or activities on the StAKs Online Facebook page or email Ross and Naomi.

VERSE OF THE WEEK:

Cornelius and his friends were some of the first Gentiles (non-Jews) to become Christians. God likes it when we turn our lives around and get to know him.

1 Corinthians 6:11

11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Last Week’s Verse

Acts 10:15

15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”

PRAY:

This reading is yet another reminder that God loves people of all nations - it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from.

This will be a fun way to pray for the church in other countries. This link features a list of countries on a giant wheel. Spin it and pray for the country that comes up. You can make sure you get a different country by “eliminating” the one you just prayed for.

Have fun. Pray lots.

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