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The Book of Acts Chapter 10:37-48 (22 of 44)
Dr. Harley Howard
37 That word, [I say], ye know, which was published
throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after
the baptism which John preached;
Certainly Gentiles were well aware of the work and
word of the Lord Jesus Christ. Luke 23:1-8
There was no question that the fame of Jesus spread
greatly. Though Peter assumes that his hearers
already know something about this ministry through
living in Palestine, he proceeds to summarize it in
greater detail than anywhere else in his recorded
preaching. The word concerning the Lord Jesus Christ
and the peace that He brought was first preached from
Galilee after the baptism, which John proclaimed.
John proclaimed that this same Jesus was come to take
away the sins of the world. In Matthew 3, John's fame
was growing and people from Jerusalem, and all Judaea,
and the entire region round about Jordan, were coming
to him and were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing
their sins. But John's message and responsibility was
to tell those who came confessing and repenting that
he was just the chosen one to point them to the
Christ, who would take away their sins.
38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy
Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and
healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God
was with him.
This took place at Jesus' baptism where the Spirit of
God descended upon Him like a dove and then the voice
of the Father was heard from Heaven saying this is My
Son, in whom I am well pleased. Clearly God by the
Spirit and with power anointed Jesus. Luke 3:21-22,
4:14-32, John 3:25-36
Everything that the Lord did for mankind and to
mankind was good. The words, doing good means that He
bestowed benefits to mankind. Some of the benefits
described in this verse were the healing of all kinds
of diseases and of the casting out of demons in people ...
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