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God didn’t play favorites when he gave the gift of Jesus.
In today’s lesson, we’re going to talk about Paul and an important lesson he learned about God and favorites. Paul was Jewish and he used to hate people who followed Jesus. But, his heart changed when Jesus appeared to him. From that point on, he taught about Jesus everywhere he went. In fact, it was while Paul was traveling around that he learned an important lesson. Paul and another guy, Barnabas, were traveling from city to city teaching the Jewish people about Jesus. But, some Jews didn’t like what they were teaching. They felt like they were God’s favorites, already. They didn’t need Jesus to save them. So, some people were really mean to Paul and Barnabas and eventually ran them out of town. It was at this point that Paul realized that God loved Gentiles, too. Gentiles were the non-Jews. They didn’t know God or the law. So, Paul turned his attention to the Gentiles and starting teaching them about Jesus. This was a big deal. See, God wants everyone to know him. He offers forgiveness to anyone who asks, no matter who they are.