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Verse 2: “And it was because of a revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but I did so in private to those who were of reputation, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain.”

I made a boo-boo in choir today. While we were singing the special music for our patriotic service, I said the word “your own sins” where I should have said “our own sins”…I was trying to look between the book for the notes and our minister of music for conducting direction. Since this particular verse was a prayer to God in the song, I felt mortified! I quickly asked for God’s forgiveness, and was glad that my mistake wasn’t heard above the rest of the choir singing “our”. What a contradiction in message that would’ve been!

Within a few months, both national conventions of the Democratic and Republican parties will convene to announce their candidates for President of the US and also to present their unified party platforms. This is the time to make sure the parties stand united in the fall elections, and to smooth or resolve any differences…to make sure everyone is on the same page.

God had sent Paul to Jerusalem to consult the Christian leadership there. The reason? To make sure that the gospel he was preaching was on the same page as the gospel they were preaching. He knew that the message of grace from Jesus Christ had better be the same from all Christian witnesses, or else, confusion in his mission work to the Gentiles would occur. It seems ironic that Jesus presented the gospel in such a straightforward way, and yet we humans can get is so complicated sometimes. Paul knew this and was gladdened to discover that they were on the same page as he was.

We both use the same Book….are you on the same page as Jesus?

Something to think about.

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