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
“Though Orientals are very jealous of their privacy, they never” “knock when about to enter your room, but walk in without warning” or ceremony. It is nearly impossible to teach an Arab servant to knock at your door. They give warning at the outer gate either by calling or knocking. To stand and call is a very common and respectful mode. Thus Moses commanded the holder of a pledge to stand without and call to the owner to come forth (Deut. 24:10). This was to avoid the violent intrusion of cruel creditors. “Peter stood knocking at the outer door (Acts 12:13, 16), and the” three men sent to Joppa by Cornelius made inquiry and `stood “before the gate’ (10:17, 18). The idea is that the guard over” “your privacy is to be placed at the entrance.” “Knocking is used as a sign of importunity (Matt. 7:7, 8; Luke “13:25), and of the coming of Christ (Luke 12:36; Rev. 3:20).”
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