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Children’s Bible Program – Level 2: NT Lesson 17 “Peter Meets Cornelius”

Featured Passage: Acts 10


Even though the brethren were being persecuted for their belief in Jesus Christ, the disciples continued to spread the gospel of the Kingdom of God and a way of life — “the Way”– everywhere they went. Many of the brethren at the time came from a Jewish background, and to the Jews, anyone who wasn’t Jewish was called a Gentile and was considered to be “unclean”. God did not want anyone to be considered “unclean” anymore, and He had a plan to spread the Gospel to many different kinds of people. To make His plan known, God chose to work through a man named Cornelius.



  1. Who was Cornelius? What type of reputation did he have? Who did Cornelius worship?
  2. What did God tell Cornelius to do?
  3. What did Peter see in the vision while he was on the rooftop? What did Peter conclude the vision meant (Acts 10:28)? (Note: Many people wrongly conclude that this dream meant it was okay to eat unclean food.)
  4. Who was at the house with Cornelius when Peter came?
  5. What happened to Cornelius and his household while Peter was speaking? 
  6. What did Peter do after Cornelius had received the Holy Spirit? 
  7. What did Peter mean when He said “God shows no partiality”? God accepts all those who fear Him regardless of race, ethnicity, or nationality (Romans 2:11).

Memory Challenge:

Acts 10:34-35

“In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.”