"One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: 'Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.' So Paul stayed for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God" (1 Corinthians 18:9-11).
A friend called me yesterday to say that he had been thinking about this passage and wanted to pass it along as an encouragement to me. The context offers