Send Me Peter, 3of3, Pastor Phil Sessa

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Mark 7:19, “All too well you reject (set aside) the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition” 


How hungry are you spiritually? Are you driven to the Lord to fill that hunger?

Now go back to that rooftop with me, where Peter is meeting with the Lord by a vision, and the Lord is again trying to teach Peter at a pivotal moment when Peter is in prayer and is hungry, about the sustenance of true hunger. There were all kinds of four-footed animals both clean and unclean animals. To keep the Israelites separate from their idolatrous neighbors, God set specific dietary restrictions regarding the consumption of such animals (cf. Leviticus 11:25, 26) (v.12). He tells him to eat what is traditionally unclean for Jewish people to eat. Yet He is touching on a much greater truth in this account, and the bigger picture is not about the food itself, but rather the nourishment that comes from feeding hungry people, which are starved of spiritual nourishment because they have not partaken of the Gospel. Read the rest of this entry »