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
The rights and privileges of a citizen in distinction from a foreigner (Luke 15:15; 19:14; Acts 21:39). Under the Mosaic law “non-Israelites, with the exception of the Moabites and the” “Ammonites and others mentioned in Deut. 23:1-3, were admitted to” the general privileges of citizenship among the Jews (Ex. 12:19; “Lev. 24:22; Num. 15:15; 35:15; Deut. 10:18; 14:29; 16:10, 14).” “The right of citizenship under the Roman government was granted “by the emperor to individuals, and sometimes to provinces, as a” “favour or as a recompense for services rendered to the state, or” “for a sum of money (Acts 22:28). This “freedom” secured” privileges equal to those enjoyed by natives of Rome. Among the most notable of these was the provision that a man could not be “bound or imprisoned without a formal trial (Acts 22:25, 26), or” scourged (16:37). All Roman citizens had the right of appeal to Caesar (25:11).
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