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Tuesday; December 10

When we look back at the beginning of the Christian church it is easy for us to see the hand of God, but can you imagine what it was like to live it?  While there were several challenges faced by those first Christians, one of the ones that carried a great deal of conflict was the one between Jewish and Gentile Christians.  The Jews seemed to think that they had a historic inside track to godliness while the Gentiles could rely on their political power and logical reason – not to mention the fact that they hadn’t been the ones who led the crucifixion of Jesus.  While each faction could present their case, the fact remained that the Kingdom of God was made for both of them.  They might argue and fuss about who was superior, but the truth was that the gospel was for all.  The Apostle Paul tried to put an end to their fussing and fighting by writing about the unity found in Jesus, “For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the divi…