Being Like Barnabas (Acts 11:19-26)

Pastor Justin Pratt, April 2, 2017
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

There are times in our lives when we could all use an encourager, someone to come along and lift you up with their kindness, helpfulness, words, and prayers. We all need a Barnabas in our lives.

On the reverse side of that statement, there are times when others could use for you to be an encourager, lifting them up and helping them along. There are times when they need you to be a Barnabas.

Barnabas was the son of encouragement. He is the standard that we can look to if we wish to be a better encourager. Tonight Pastor Justin shows us some of his character traits. Do you want to be like Barnabas?

Tags: Barnabas, Encouragement

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Acts 11:19-26

19Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. 20And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. 21And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord. 22Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. 23Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. 24For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord. 25Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: 26And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. (KJV)

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