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 first-fruits of the ground were offered unto God just as the first-born of man and animals. “The law required, (1.) That on the morrow after the Passover Sabbath a sheaf of new corn should be waved by the priest before “the altar (Lev. 23:5, 6, 10, 12; 2:12).” “(2.) That at the feast of Pentecost two loaves of leavened “bread, made from the new flour, were to be waved in like manner” “(Lev. 23:15, 17; Num. 28:26).” “(3.) The feast of Tabernacles was an acknowledgement that the fruits of the harvest were from the Lord (Ex. 23:16; 34:22). “(4.) Every individual, besides, was required to consecrate to God a portion of the first-fruits of the land (Ex. 22:29; 23:19; “34:26; Num. 15:20, 21).” “(5.) The law enjoined that no fruit was to be gathered from “newly-planted fruit-trees for the first three years, and that” the first-fruits of the fourth year were to be consecrated to the Lord (Lev. 19:23-25). Jeremiah (2:3) alludes to the “ordinance of “first-fruits,” and hence he must have been” “acquainted with the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers,” where the laws regarding it are recorded.
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