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Chapter 15, Lesson 1: The Early Christians (pp. 458-462)

I. The New Faith

II. Jews and Christians

    A. Jews and early Christians shared the same basic beliefs, but differed on the idea of the messiah.

    B. At first, Christians concentrated on trying to convert other Jews.

    C. After serious debate, the early Christians decided to preach Christianity to the Gentiles.

III. The Work of Paul

    A. Paul, a convert to Christianity, made three long journeys to spread Christianity and establish Christian communities.

    B. Paul's Roman citizenship, the good roads, and listeners open to new ideas helped Paul spread Christianity in the Greek-speaking world.

    C. While in Rome to stand trial, Paul preached and taught for two years before being executed.

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