- Acts 11:19-23a – Because this expansion was new to the church at Jerusalem, they wanted to send someone to Antioch, making sure the report was true about this new work. Who should they send? It was the reliable Barnabas who proved himself unbiased and faithful.
- Acts 11:23b – What did Barnabas do when he arrived at Antioch?
- He first observed “the grace of God” that was at work.
- He rejoiced and “was glad” at what he saw.
- “He exhorted them all to remain ________ to the Lord with steadfast ___________”.
Would you be this type of person the church might send on such a mission? If not, why not? This is where we must let the Word of God be applied to ourselves by the Holy Spirit and make changes.