The names “Paul” and “Barnabas” seemed to go hand in hand during the early years of Christianity. It was Barnabas who took time to find out about Saul, the former persecutor of Christians, when he was trying to join the Christians in Jerusalem (Acts 9:26-27). Later, when he saw such a great opportunity in Antioch, he went to Tarsus to find Saul.
For the next year they worked together and “taught a significant number of people” (Acts 11:26 NET). They became part of the group of “prophets and teachers in the church at Antioch” (Acts 13:1). The Holy Spirit told this group to “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them” (Acts 13:2). Barnabas and Saul sailed to Cyprus and later went into the Roman province of Asia proclaiming the good news of Jesus, before returning to Antioch. Continue reading “When Christians disagree”
We must become Christians if we want to enter heaven. Christ paved a path to follow to reap the rewards of eternity. Head, heart and hands must all join as we live for the Lord.
Everything in Christianity was organized before time began (Ephesians 1:4), and God’s Word will be supreme after it ceases. What happens in the middle can have no effect because God’s will is so much bigger than we are.
God writes on a canvas larger than the universe and we’re an infinitesimal spot on the fabric (Psalm 139:7-12). Humility is easier the more we immerse ourselves in Scripture (James 4:10). We must perpetually place God on his throne as we sit in the dirt. Continue reading “Preaching and living”
Only God’s love fulfills us in the way we all desire. Continue reading A love that isn't human
We isolate ourselves at our own peril. Continue reading The Christian label
Will we follow the flesh or walk in the spirit? Continue reading Building spiritual maturity
Do we truly understand about the new birth? Continue reading Born again
We need Thanksgiving every day… Continue reading Thanksgiving
We must remember our place in the Lord’s plan… Continue reading Plan of priority
If we are a Christian, we must take it seriously. Continue reading What's in a name?