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.) An injury or wrong done to one (1 Sam. 25:31; Rom. 5:15). “(2.) A stumbling-block or cause of temptation (Isa. 8:14; Matt. “16:23; 18:7). Greek skandalon, properly that at which one” “stumbles or takes offence. The “offence of the cross” (Gal.” 5:11) is the offence the Jews took at the teaching that “salvation was by the crucified One, and by him alone. Salvation” by the cross was a stumbling-block to their national pride.
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