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
Spoken of counsellors who sat in public trials with the governor of a province (Acts 25:12). “The Jewish councils were the Sanhedrim, or supreme council of “the nation, which had subordinate to it smaller tribunals (the” “judgment, perhaps, in Matt. 5:21, 22) in the cities of” Palestine (Matt. 10:17; Mark 13:9). In the time of Christ the functions of the Sanhedrim were limited (John 16:2; 2 Cor. “11:24). In Ps. 68:27 the word “council” means simply a company” “of persons. (R.V. marg., “company.”)” “In ecclesiastical history the word is used to denote an assembly of pastors or bishops for the discussion and regulation of church affairs. The first of these councils was that of the “apostles and elders at Jerusalem, of which we have a detailed” account in Acts 15.
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