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Judas and Silas, who themselves were
prophets, said much to encourage
and strengthen the believers. - Acts 15:32 (NIV)

Life was difficult for Christians in the first century because the culture they lived in was not attuned to the ways of Christ. When people persecuted them for their beliefs, they became discouraged. Judas and Silas are two whom God sent to encourage other believers, to help their faith become...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, lead us to people who need encouragement, and give us the words to strengthen their faith. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Acts of the Apostles 15:30-33, 35

Thought for the Day

God can use me toencourage others.

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