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Unity Requires Work

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This week Pastor Shaq Hager walked through Acts 15:22-35 where Luke records the story of the Jerusalem Council sending a letter to the Gentile Christians in Antioch informing them they don’t have to become Jewish to be Christians. The Jerusalem Council drafts a letter and then sends it to Antioch with Judas and Silas, as well as Paul and Barnabas. It matters so much to the Jerusalem Council for the Gentile Christians to know they belong, to know they don’t have to conform to Judaism, to know that they’re fully accepted as they are, that they send a letter with representatives. To what lengths will we go to communicate to outsiders that they can belong, too? How hard will we work so that minority groups can be welcomed into the church, too?