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
“Practised by the Ishmaelites (Gen. 16:12), the Chaldeans and” “Sabeans (Job 1:15, 17), and the men of Shechem (Judg. 9:25. See” also 1 Sam. 27:6-10; 30; Hos. 4:2; 6:9). Robbers infested Judea “in our Lord’s time (Luke 10:30; John 18:40; Acts 5:36, 37;” “21:38; 2 Cor. 11:26). The words of the Authorized Version,” “counted it not robbery to be equal, etc. (Phil. 2:6, 7), are” “better rendered in the Revised Version, “counted it not a prize” “to be on an equality,” etc., i.e., “did not look upon equality” “with God as a prize which must not slip from his grasp” = “did” not cling with avidity to the prerogatives of his divine “majesty; did not ambitiously display his equality with God.” “Robbers of churches should be rendered, as in the Revised “Version, “of temples.” In the temple at Ephesus there was a” “great treasure-chamber, and as all that was laid up there was” “under the guardianship of the goddess Diana, to steal from such” a place would be sacrilege (Acts 19:37).
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