Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for Silas...


I have to remember I am writing about Bible Characters, not my sweet grandson Silas James, who is 17 months old.  :)

Silas was a respected leader in the Jerusalem church. He represented the church in carrying the "acceptance letter" prepared by the Jerusalem council to the Gentile believers in Antioch.  Silas remained in Antioch where he joined Paul on his second missionary tour. While in jail with Paul at Philippi, he continued to praise God and sing songs of praise.  Silas was a writing secretary for both Paul and Peter.

From his life we can learn:
-Partnership is a significant part of effective ministry
-God never guarantees that his servants will not suffer
-Obedience to God will often mean giving up what makes us feel secure.

Silas' story is told in Acts 15:22 - 19:10.  He is also mentioned in 2 Corinthians 1:19; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1; 1 Peter 5:12.

'And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.'  Acts 15:40

until next time...nel

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