Barnabas, “son of consolation” (Acts 4:36)., a person Luke described as “a good man” (11:24), was chosen and sent by the Jerusalem church to investigate the mixed congregation of Jews and Gentiles in Syrian Antioch.
Jesus once asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am” (Matt 16:13)? Who was Jesus anyway? Most people of His day viewed Him as some sort of prophet (John
Most of us live hurried lives. We are hard pressed at work, at home, and at church to accomplish more than a twenty-four hour day seems to allow. The demands are overwhelming. In fact, full
That the poor existed among the Hebrews we have abundant “evidence (Ex. 23:11; Deut. 15:11), but there is no mention of” beggars properly so called in the Old Testament. The poor were provided for by the law of Moses (Lev. 19:10; Deut. 12:12; 14:29). It is predicted of the seed of the wicked that they shall be beggars (Ps. 37:25; 109:10). “In the New Testament we find not seldom mention made of beggars “(Mark 10:46; Luke 16:20, 21; Acts 3:2), yet there is no mention” “of such a class as vagrant beggars, so numerous in the East.” “Beggarly, in Gal. 4:9, means worthless.”
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