As you study the references below, it is important to compare these key principles with what your church does today. Ask if changes need to be made so that those sent are going with a divine sending because they are qualified.
- Acts 11:24 – Barnabas “was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of _______.” Without these three character qualities, the work God intends to do cannot go forward in us.
- Acts 11:25-26 – When Barnabas saw “the grace of God” (11:23) at work in Antioch, he sought the help of Saul at Tarsus. “For a whole _____ they met with the church and taught a great many people.” Barnabas saw the need of getting these new believers established in their faith as he was. The result was Christ was formed in them and the people at Antioch called them “Christians” (anointed followers of Christ).
What does Scripture mean to be “a good man and full of faith”, and can that be said of you?