Acts 10 is one of my favorite passages in Scripture as it tells about Peter and his visit with Cornelius, the God-fearing Centurion. So many things about this passage expound the extent of the gospel as the Holy Spirit falls upon Gentiles for the first time. This passage is significant because it is one of the first times (with the exception of the Eunuch two chapters earlier) that someone is baptized without having first been circumcised. Circumcision is being replaced. This is critical to the gospel as it marks a new work of God in his unfolding plan.
“Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” (Acts 10:47 ESV)
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Jg 6, Acts 10, Jer 19, Mk 5