Tag - Barnabas

They Still Do It Today

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 14:2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. O-bservation: This is the story of Paul and Barnabas in Iconium. Once there, as usual, they went to the Jewish synagogue to speak. They were so effective the scripture says that many Jews and Gentiles turned to the faith. But some Jewish leaders, who did not want to receive this fresh move of God, stirred up the Gentiles, and the scripture says, “Poisoned Their Minds” against Paul and Barnabas. A-pplication: These men were so intent...

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Even Brothers Fight

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 15:39 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus. O-bservation: This is the story of the earliest New Testament missionary team, Paul and Barnabas, ending their tour of missionary service together. In their first and only tour together, young John Mark, who was Barnabas’ cousin, left the team and went home early. As they prepared to go on the second trip together, Barnabas intended to take John Mark again and give him another chance. Paul, on the other hand, said absolutely not! The contention...

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We Never Lose

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 15:35 But Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch, where they and many others taught and preached the word of the Lord. O-bservation: About a year after Paul and Barnabas had been persecuted out of Antioch for preaching the Gospel (Acts 13:59-51), here we find that they are back at it in Antioch once again, preaching the Gospel. A-pplication: The Gospel of Jesus is all about never giving up on the mission of bringing “Good News” to people who live in dark places. By dark places I mean hopeless places. Places that fight liberty. Places that...

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Just Be Obedient

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 13:51 So they shook the dust off their feet as a warning to them and went to Iconium. O-bservation: Paul and Barnabas had been preaching and teaching in Antioch and were so successful that it caused the Jewish leaders to become jealous of them. They stirred up anger in the crowd and had Paul and Barnabas expelled from the region. At that point, Paul and Barnabas “shook the dust off of their feet” as a warning and moved on to the next place to preach. A-pplication: In Matthew 10:14-15, Jesus told His disciples and all of...

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Encouragement Gives Life

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Acts 14: 20 But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe. O-bservation: Paul and Barnabas had been preaching and performing miracles in a place called Lystra. Great spiritual awakening was occurring there, but people came in and sowed discord. The people turned against them and stoned Paul and left him for dead. The Bible says the disciples gathered around Paul and he revived and left with Barnabas the next day to preach in a place called...

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