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 city (now Tripoli) in Upper Libya, North Africa, founded by a” colony of Greeks (B.C. 630). It contained latterly a large “number of Jews, who were introduced into the city by Ptolemy,” “the son of Lagus, because he thought they would contribute to” the security of the place. They increased in number and influence; and we are thus prepared for the frequent references to them in connection with the early history of Christianity. “Simon, who bore our Lord’s cross, was a native of this place” (Matt. 27:32; Mark 15:21). Jews from Cyrene were in Jerusalem at Pentecost (Acts 2:10); and Cyrenian Jews had a synagogue at Jerusalem (6:9). Converts belonging to Cyrene contributed to the formation of the first Gentile church at Antioch (11:20). Among “the prophets and teachers who “ministered to the Lord at” “Antioch” was Lucius of Cyrene (13:1).”
Definition of Cyrene: “a wall; coldness; the floor”
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