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
“Hebrew olah; i.e., “ascending,” the whole being consumed by” “fire, and regarded as ascending to God while being consumed.” “Part of every offering was burnt in the sacred fire, but this” “was wholly burnt, a “whole burnt offering.” It was the most” “frequent form of sacrifice, and apparently the only one” mentioned in the book of Genesis. Such were the sacrifices “offered by Abel (Gen. 4:3, 4, here called minhah; i.e., “a” “gift”), Noah (Gen. 8:20), Abraham (Gen. 22:2, 7, 8, 13), and by” the Hebrews in Egypt (Ex. 10:25). “The law of Moses afterwards prescribed the occasions and the manner in which burnt sacrifices were to be offered. There were “the continual burnt offering (Ex. 29:38-42; Lev. 6:9-13), “the” “burnt offering of every sabbath,” which was double the daily one” “(Num. 28:9, 10), “the burnt offering of every month” (28:11-15),” “the offerings at the Passover (19-23), at Pentecost (Lev.” “23:16), the feast of Trumpets (23:23-25), and on the day of” Atonement (Lev. 16). “On other occasions special sacrifices were offered, as at the consecration of Aaron (Ex. 29) and the dedication of the temple “(1 Kings 8:5, 62-64).” “Free-will burnt offerings were also permitted (Lev. 1:13), and were offered at the accession of Solomon to the throne (1 Chr. “29:21), and at the reformation brought about by Hezekiah (2 Chr.” 29: 31-35). “These offerings signified the complete dedication of the offerers unto God. This is referred to in Rom. 12:1. (See “[ALTAR, SACRIFICE.)”
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