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
“One who intervenes between two persons who are at variance, with” a view to reconcile them. This word is not found in the Old “Testament; but the idea it expresses is found in Job 9:33, in” “the word “daysman” (q.v.), marg., “umpire.” “This word is used in the New Testament to denote simply an “internuncius, an ambassador, one who acts as a medium of” communication between two contracting parties. In this sense Moses is called a mediator in Gal. 3:19. “Christ is the one and only mediator between God and man (1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 8:6; 9:15; 12:24). He makes reconciliation between God and man by his all-perfect atoning sacrifice. Such a mediator “must be at once divine and human, divine, that his obedience and” “his sufferings might possess infinite worth, and that he might” possess infinite wisdom and knowlege and power to direct all things in the kingdoms of providence and grace which are “committed to his hands (Matt. 28:18; John 5:22, 25, 26, 27); and” “human, that in his work he might represent man, and be capable” of rendering obedience to the law and satisfying the claims of “justice (Heb. 2:17, 18; 4:15, 16), and that in his glorified” humanity he might be the head of a glorified Church (Rom. 8:29). “This office involves the three functions of prophet, priest, and “king, all of which are discharged by Christ both in his estate” of humiliation and exaltation. These functions are so inherent in the one office that the quality appertaining to each gives character to every mediatorial act. They are never separated in the exercise of the office of mediator.
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