On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew near to the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:…
How proud heathenism knocks humbly at the gates of Christ's kingdom.
I. THE GREAT GULF WHICH HAD TO BE OVERPASSED.
1. Roman pride.
2. Jewish prejudice.
II. THE HEAVENLY POWER WHICH PAVED THE WAY.
1. With the centurion, the drawing of the Father to the Son.
2. With the apostle, the emancipating Spirit of Truth, and the constraining love of Christ.
III. THE PROPITIOUS WELCOME.
1. On the part of the messenger's humble request.
2. On the part of Peter's friendly reception.
Parallel VersesKJV: On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: