May 16, 2021
Subject: Prayer Answered By God Through A Man
Golden Text Verse 5-6
1 Kings 3:19–27
1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,
2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.
4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:
6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.
7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;
8 And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.
9 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:
10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,
Acts 9:38, Romans 10:14, Ephesians 4:11-12, Acts 16:30, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 1 John 5:14-15
1. Why did the angel respond to Cornelius prayer?
2. Why couldn’t the angel tell Cornelius what he needed to do and know?
3. Was any of this a part of Cornelius petition or expectation of God?
Once again, a man of God is summoned to speak the words of God to the people. Is it possible to have faith in God without “hearing” the Word?