The Word Among Us

Easter 2023 Issue

One Body in Christ

The Challenges of Preserving Our Unity

One Body in Christ: The Challenges of Preserving Our Unity

Even in the ancient world, news traveled fast. The city of Antioch is three hundred miles north of Jerusalem, but it wasn’t long before the Jewish Christians in Jerusalem heard about the new things happening there. Apparently, some of the Jewish disciples from Cyprus and Cyrene were preaching the good news to non-Jews in the city. Luke tells us that “the hand of the Lord was with them and a great number who believed turned to the Lord” (Acts 11:21).

How startling this must have been to the Jerusalem community! Even though Peter had recently baptized the Gentile soldier Cornelius and...


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