Comedian David "Sinbad" Adkins owed $8.15 million in back taxes. He thought just one hit movie would pay everything off, but the movie contract never materialized. The debt became unmanageable and he had to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The IRS, in order to collect on the debt, confiscated 90% of everything Sinbad owned. With his movie career on hiatus and with no television prospects, Sinbad was desperate for work and income in order to live day-to-day. He said, "I judged entertainers who worked county fairs at age 55 because they had to. Now I get it."
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The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.