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
(1.) Of children (Zech. 8:5; Matt. 11:16). The Jewish youth were also apparently instructed in the use of the bow and the sling (Judg. 20:16; 1 Chr. 12:2). “(2.) Public games, such as were common among the Greeks and “Romans, were foreign to the Jewish institutions and customs.” “Reference, however, is made to such games in two passages (Ps.” 19:5; Eccl. 9:11). “(3.) Among the Greeks and Romans games entered largely into their social life. “(a) Reference in the New Testament is made to gladiatorial shows and fights with wild beasts (1 Cor. 15:32). These were common “among the Romans, and sometimes on a large scale.” “(b) Allusion is frequently made to the Grecian gymnastic contests (Gal. 2:2; 5:7; Phil. 2:16; 3:14; 1 Tim. 6:12; 2 Tim. “2:5; Heb. 12:1, 4, 12). These were very numerous. The Olympic,” “Pythian, Nemean, and Isthmian games were esteemed as of great” “national importance, and the victors at any of these games of” “wrestling, racing, etc., were esteemed as the noblest and the” happiest of mortals.
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