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BARNABAS’ RESUME’ FOR RIGHTEOUS REPRESENTATION

The following is a sermon or teaching outline from my brother-in-law, Jim MacCleary. I think it is much needed and hope you will use it to glorify the Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus.  Revelation 22:20
BARNABAS’ RESUME’ FOR RIGHTEOUS REPRESENTATION

TEXT: Acts 11:24 -” For he was a good man and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith and much people was added unto the Lord.”

1. A good man
2. Full of the Holy Ghost
3. Full of faith

INTRODUCTION: The Character of Biblical Barnabas is lacking in the modern Christian church today. I pray this outline will be a Challenge to your spiritual Conduct for the Cause of Christ.
1. Barnabas had Holy reverence to his Redeemer. Hebrews 9:15
a. Total unconditional servant or bond slave. Phil. 3:8
All or nothing – Christ versus dung
b. Matthew 16:26 – “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

2. Barnabas had a good Christian Report Acts 4:36,37
The apostles and the church at Jerusalem saw Christ in Barnabas and gave
him the nickname, Son of Consolation (encourager), a man of good works, supervised by the Holy Spirit.

3. Barnabas had a good Christian Reputation Psalm 37:23; Acts 11:24
Abstain from all appearance of evil. I Thess 5:22

4. Barnabas was a good reflection of Christ. Malachi 4:2
Light and life of Christ showed a bright light from the Son of Righteousness. John 8:12

5. Barnabas was rewarding to others. Acts 11:23; Hebrews 11:6
a. Gift of encouragement or of exhortation. Romans 12:8-9
  b. He was a good picker upper or edifier. Ephesians 4:12

6. Barnabas was rich in responsibility. Phil. 4:18-19
All true Christians are as rich as God is.
I Cor. 3:21 “For all things are yours.”

7. Barnabas was a respected representative of Christ and His Church. II Cor. 5:20
a. Ambassador
b. Pentecostal witnessing is power from God. Acts 1:8 – Power to witness

8. Barnabas had no reservations in rescuing the perishing. Romans 1:16
Not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.
a. To the believer – Ephesians 4:12 – Edification
b. The unbeliever – Galations 6:9-10

9. Barnabas had, as all true Born Again Believers, a reserved reservation in Heaven because of God’s reliable Word. John 14:1-3
The King James Bible, the Bible God has anointed and uses and the Bible that Satan hates. (The Perfect Preserved Word of God)

CHRISTIAN – YOU HAVE THE SAME HOLY SPIRIT AS BARNABAS, ARE YOU WILLING TO BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT AND HAVE THE SAME RESUME’ FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS AS BARNABAS?

One thought on “BARNABAS’ RESUME’ FOR RIGHTEOUS REPRESENTATION

  1. I never thought much about Barnabas until Jim wrote this. As I am studying through the new testament, I am presently in the Book of Acts, where I see the first mention of Barnabas. He is truly a man of God.

    This next comment is from my husband, Jim MacCleary. Dear Believer, remember two things: The song says, trust and obey for there’s no other way; and secondly, Isaiah 55:11: “So shall my word be that goeth
    forth out of my mouth, it shall not return unto me, void, but it shall accomplish that which I please and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Thus saith the Lord.

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