Tom Kennedy (Texas, USA)
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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...
God can use me toencourage others.
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While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”