The early church was made up almost exclusively of Jews. The earliest Christians were still learning that God’s Kingdom would include both Jews and Gentiles (non-Jews). God’s original promise to Abraham (Gen. 12) involved blessing all people (not just the Jews) through Abraham’s descendants. Jesus’ life and death made it possible for all people to become part of God’s family. The story of Peter and Cornelius shows how Peter, a Jew and one of the first disciples of Jesus, would come to understand that the church would include Gentiles as well. It was an important step in the growth of the young church. This Peter and Cornelius Word Search Activity can be used to help kids learn this story and discover that God sees all people the same regardless of race.
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