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
“I.e., “fiftieth”, found only in the New Testament (Acts 2:1;” 20:16; 1 Cor. 16:8). The festival so named is first spoken of in “Ex. 23:16 as “the feast of harvest,” and again in Ex. 34:22 as” the day of the firstfruits (Num. 28:26). From the sixteenth of “the month of Nisan (the second day of the Passover), seven” “complete weeks, i.e., forty-nine days, were to be reckoned, and” this feast was held on the fiftieth day. The manner in which it was to be kept is described in Lev. 23:15-19; Num. 28:27-29. “Besides the sacrifices prescribed for the occasion, every one” “was to bring to the Lord his “tribute of a free-will offering” (Deut. 16:9-11). The purpose of this feast was to commemorate the completion of the grain harvest. Its distinguishing feature “was the offering of “two leavened loaves” made from the new corn” “of the completed harvest, which, with two lambs, were waved” before the Lord as a thank offering. “The day of Pentecost is noted in the Christian Church as the day “on which the Spirit descended upon the apostles, and on which,” “under Peter’s preaching, so many thousands were converted in” Jerusalem (Acts 2).
Definition of Pentecost: “fiftieth”
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