Monday, June 14, 2010

be a barnabas

Last week was the church's commemoration of Saint Barnabas. 
Most people don’t know much about Barnabas, but he’s one of the Unsung Heroes of the New Testament. He's often seen as just a side-kick or an assistant to Paul. But Barnabas was actually a VIP in the NT church, a man who truly followed the example of Jesus Christ. He was a man who loved God and loved other people. In Barnabas, we find a great example of Christian evangelism, generosity, and encouragement.
Barnabas means “Son of Encouragement.” This nickname is a very fitting one, for every time Barnabas is mentioned in the New Testament, he is encouraging someone.

I'm asking God to help me be a Barnabas today. How about you?

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