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
“A Roman officer in command of a hundred men (Mark 15:39, 44,” “45). Cornelius, the first Gentile convert, was a centurion (Acts” “10:1, 22). Other centurions are mentioned in Matt. 8:5, 8, 13;” “Luke 7:2, 6; Acts 21:32; 22:25, 26; 23:17, 23; 24:23; 27:1, 6,” “11, 31, 43; 28:16. A centurion watched the crucifixion of our” “Lord (Matt. 27:54; Luke 23:47), and when he saw the wonders” “attending it, exclaimed, “Truly this man was the Son of God.” The centurions mentioned in the New Testament are uniformly “spoken of in terms of praise, whether in the Gospels or in the” Acts. It is interesting to compare this with the statement of “Polybius (vi. 24), that the centurions were chosen by merit, and” so were men remarkable not so much for their daring courage as “for their deliberation, constancy, and strength of mind.”, Dr.” Maclear’s N. T. Hist.
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