It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Thursday, September 07, 2006

My Study Notes: Chapter 9 TO LIVE IS CHRIST

For God who was at work in the ministry of Peter as an apostle to the Jews, was also at work in my ministry as an Apostle to the Gentiles

Galatians 2:8



Scripture tells us that Saul went to Jerusalem to become better acquainted with Peter. Saul didn’t go just to make a new friend, but to learn more.

Peter would also learn lots from Saul

One of their foremost differences was the contrast in their callings. Peter was entrusted with the Jews and Saul was entrusted with the Gentiles.

Acts 10 tells the story of Peter and Cornelius. Peter says in Acts 10:34-35 “ I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear Him and do what is right.”

Many otherwise strong God-serving, Bible believing Christians are steeped in prejudice. Like most of us prejudices are handed down through the generations. Peter was one of those.

WE are challenged to overcome prejudice, just as Peter did. Differences will always exist, but the division doesn’t always have to result.

Everything we are and anything we possess as believers is a gift of grace.

While Peter was still saying this, the Holy Spirit came donw on all those who were listening. The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been given even to those wo were not Jews.

Acts 10: 44-45

In the next we’ll see a new church begin!

‘On Ya’ - ma

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