One of the things that was a big deal in Paul’s day was the Jew and Gentile divide. The Jewish believers just couldn’t comprehend the gentile inclusion in the grace of God.

Some of the Jews who accepted the gospel had an air of superiority about them. They thought they were better, and didn’t understand why outsiders were included (Acts 10:44-45 & Act 11).

This is still relevant to us today. Why? Simply because we are still divided on ethnic and racial lines within the body of Christ. We still view each other according to the flesh, something Paul said he no longer did, and encourage us not to do (2 Corinthians 5:16).

If someone has truly accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal saviour, they are your brother and sister in Christ, regardless of their ethnicity, race, and social class. (Gal 3:28; Col 3:11)

I pray that our understandingly be enlightened so that we start seeing ourselves the way God sees us in Christ. I also pray that we start seeing our brothers and sisters that way, walking in genuine love towards them, treating them with respect! We are one in Christ!

Have a great week. This is just a snapshot of Sunday’s message.

Olu Akinkunmi


Higher Life Christian Centre