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
Among the Jews was suited to the climate and conditions of the country. They probably adopted the kind of architecture for their dwellings which they found already existing when they entered Canaan (Deut. 6:10; Num. 13:19). Phoenician artists (2 “Sam. 5:11; 1 Kings 5:6, 18) assisted at the erection of the” royal palace and the temple at Jerusalem. Foreigners also assisted at the restoration of the temple after the Exile (Ezra 3:7). “In Gen. 11:3, 9, we have the first recorded instance of the erection of buildings. The cities of the plain of Shinar were “founded by the descendants of Shem (10:11, 12, 22).” “The Israelites were by occupation shepherds and dwellers in tents (Gen. 47:3); but from the time of their entering Canaan “they became dwellers in towns, and in houses built of the native” limestone of Palestine. Much building was carried on in “Solomon’s time. Besides the buildings he completed at Jerusalem,” “he also built Baalath and Tadmor (1 Kings 9:15, 24). Many of the” kings of Israel and Judah were engaged in erecting various buildings. “Herod and his sons and successors restored the temple, and built fortifications and other structures of great magnificence in Jerusalem (Luke 21:5). “The instruments used in building are mentioned as the plumb-line “(Amos 7:7), the measuring-reed (Ezek. 40:3), and the saw (1” Kings 7:9). “Believers are “God’s building” (1 Cor. 3:9); and heaven is “called “a building of God” (2 Cor. 5:1). Christ is the only” “foundation of his church (1 Cor. 3:10-12), of which he also is” the builder (Matt. 16:18).
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