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Read Acts 10:44-48


Read Acts 10:44-48

44 While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit came down on all those who were listening to his message. 45The Jewish believers who had come from Joppa with Peter were amazed that God had poured out his gift of the Holy Spirit on the Gentiles also. 46For they heard them speaking in strange tongues and praising God’s greatness. Peter spoke up: 47“These people have received the Holy Spirit, just as we also did. Can anyone, then, stop them from being baptized with water?” 48So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay with them for a few days.

Think

Peter was called to speak to the gentiles about God's grace and forgiveness made known in Jesus.  As he spoke they were filled with the Spirit and they praised God; being gentiles, who had different home languages - they praised God in their languages.
Peter's response to seeing the Holy Spirit reach out even to these foreigners was to baptize them.

Pray

Pray that God would make his love known to you through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.  But also think of those who feel far away from his love - that they would know it too.

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