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
“That which is out of sight, a Greek word used to denote the” state or place of the dead. All the dead alike go into this “place. To be buried, to go down to the grave, to descend into” “hades, are equivalent expressions. In the LXX. this word is the” “usual rendering of the Hebrew sheol, the common receptacle of” the departed (Gen. 42:38; Ps. 139:8; Hos. 13:14; Isa. 14:9). This term is of comparatively rare occurrence in the Greek New “Testament. Our Lord speaks of Capernaum as being “brought down” “to hell” (hades), i.e., simply to the lowest debasement, (Matt.” 11:23). It is contemplated as a kind of kingdom which could “never overturn the foundation of Christ’s kingdom (16:18), i.e.,” Christ’s church can never die. “In Luke 16:23 it is most distinctly associated with the doom and misery of the lost. “In Acts 2:27-31 Peter quotes the LXX. version of Ps. 16:8-11, plainly for the purpose of proving our Lord’s resurrection from “the dead. David was left in the place of the dead, and his body” saw corruption. Not so with Christ. According to ancient prophecy (Ps. 30:3) he was recalled to life.
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