Wherever the gospel is preached, we should expect a mixed reaction. Some will believe; some reject and turn away; still others will reject it and stir up opposition against those who proclaim the truth of God's Word concerning His Son.
Chapter 10 first revealed the visit from an angel to Cornelius, then God’s revelation to Peter that nothing he has created is to be considered unclean.
Now the last part of the chapter climaxes with the opening of the Gospel to the gentiles and to people everywhere.
In the previous sermon, “God Outside the Box”, we saw that God is often seen doing something new, which no one expected: for example the coming of the Holy Spirit, calling a man like Paul to be an apostle, and reaching outside the confines of Judaism to offer salvation to the Gentiles.
Today, we'll get Peter's perspective (and all of Judaism) as they try to confine God strictly to the ideologies of their religion. Of course, He'll have no part of that!