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Acts 15:41

Acts 15:41…”He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.” Paul took Silas, and went around building up the brothers and sisters in the faith at these churches. So, what did that look like? It certainly included preaching the gospel to them, but also likely involved some practical exhortation to holy living as well. This should be the goal of every Christian. Is this something you think about? What are you doing to spiritually strengthen the other members of your church? This is not difficult, but does require a willingness to give up your time. This is the beauty of the vision God has for His people. A variegated group of people, united by one common goal and interest: glorifying Him, through love for and submission to His Son, as well as a concern for the spiritual well-being of His people. Do you have an interest in the spiritual well-being of the members of your church? According to Jesus (John 13:35), this is a great litmus-test question to see if you are one of the elect:

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

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