Sunday Scriptures – break fast

Peter Baptizing the Centurion Cornelius (1709)...
Peter About to Baptize Cornelius

So Cornelius said, “Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms are remembered in the sight of God. Send therefore to Joppa and call Simon here, whose surname is Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea. When he comes he will speak to you.’ So I went to you immediately, and you have done well to come. Now therefore, we are all present before God, to hear all the things commanded you by God.”

Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “in truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ–He is Lord of all–that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with th Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the prophets witness that through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”

While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.

Then Peter answered, “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord . . . .  Acts 10:34-48

Some breakfast, eh!


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Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

5 thoughts on “Sunday Scriptures – break fast

  1. love the Breakfast Readings…that one and when Jesus cooked breakfast for the apostles on the beach after His resurrection…..always reminds me of camping trips with my family. I’d awaken in then tent to the smell of dad cooking breakfast on the fire. “Rise and shine kids! Go for a quick swim before breakfast”….Oh the joy…..thanks for the memory trigger. Peter was such an awesome apostle… human….so ultimately faithful to Him…

    1. You know, Kate, I scratched my head on the breakfast topic, but decided it is just breaking a fast, so went with that idea. I totally forgot that intimate look at that one blessed breakfast. Thanks for bringing that up!

  2. The camping trip is definitely easier for me to relate to. The Bible is not my forte. I think i need translations 🙂 mel

    1. Oh, Mel, I know Kate can really put things into perspective. Imagine camping with Jesus, Himself! Jesus cooking the breakfast! That really happened and we read about it in the Bible, in the book of John, chapter 21. It’s a great story, because the disciples didn’t know who He was, at first and things got a bit funny before it was all over. Funny in a sweet way. I do wish I had posted that one!

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