A Testimony of an Encourager - Barnabas (Acts 9:26-31)Gus Gill, November 19, 2017
Part of the 2 Timothy series
Acts 9: 26-31
1. The Holy Spirits work...
A. In the immediate context.
B. It is Who He is. John 14: 16.
2. under difficult circumstances...
A. Running for his life.
B. From friends to enemies.
C. And still not believed in or trusted.
3. sends people at significant moments to encourage others.
A. And at that moment Barnabas steps up.
B. He believes enough in Saul to bring him to the Apostles. Galatians 1: 18-19.
C. Then he said encouraging words.
1. Believe that the Holy Spirit is in you and wants to use you. He is
your Helper. John 14: 16; Ephesians 2: 10.
2. Believe in others.
3. Encourage others with your words and acts of kindness. Proverbs 3: 3-4;
Matthew 6: 3-4.
26And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. 27But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. 28And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem. 29And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him. 30Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus. 31Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied. (KJV)
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