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
“An overseer. In apostolic times, it is quite manifest that there” was no difference as to order between bishops and elders or “presbyters (Acts 20:17-28; 1 Pet. 5:1, 2; Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3).” The term bishop is never once used to denote a different office from that of elder or presbyter. These different names are “simply titles of the same office, “bishop” designating the” “function, namely, that of oversight, and “presbyter” the dignity” “appertaining to the office. Christ is figuratively called “the” “bishop [episcopos] of souls” (1 Pet. 2:25).”
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