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  • Barnabas: "Son Of Encouragement"

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 494 ratings
     | 27,222 views

    Thesis: Barnabas models a life of encouragement for every Christian. Introduction: 1. During the course of history some great things have happened that might NOT have happened were it not for some unknown, obscure person: a. Illust. Colombus' discovery of America: In 1491 and early 1492 ...read more

  • "Are You A Barnabas??”

    Contributed by Don Meyer on Aug 30, 2003
    based on 124 ratings
     | 13,998 views

    Barnabas means "son of encouragement." He lived his life by this definition. We Christians can learn from God how we too can be a "son of encouragement."

    “Are You A Barnabas??” Text: Acts 11:19-30 6/1/2003 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Dear Friends in Christ. Last week the choir {here} at Pilgrim sang a beautiful song titled “Unsung Heroes. ” You know, as ...read more

  • Be A 'barnabite'

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Apr 8, 2014
     | 1,814 views

    Barnabas' name means, "Son of Encouragement". What can we learn about his encouraging ways and how can we put them into practice?

    BE A BARNABITE INTRODUCTION: The devil once advertised his tools for sale at public auction. When the prospective buyers assembled, there was one oddly shaped tool, which was labeled "Not for sale." Asked to explain why this was, the devil answered, "I can spare my other tools, but I cannot spare ...read more

  • Be A Barnabas - A Light Of Encouragement

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Nov 10, 2015
    based on 41 ratings
     | 23,053 views

    Encouragement means coming alongside and inputting courage. Where courage has faded away, encouragement is the putting back or refilling of courage. The leaders of the early church gave one man, Barnabas, the nickname "Son of encouragement".

    For those not familiar with an Anglican Service there are three Scripture readings prior to the Message. The appointed Scriptures for this day are: 1 Samuel 1:4-20; Hebrews 10:11-25, and Mark 13:1-8 A married couple .....was asleep in bed on a stormy night ......when they were awakened by a ...read more

  • To Make It In Life, I Need To Give Encouragement And Appreciation

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Oct 23, 2018
     | 555 views

    We miss out on blessings from God and from others when we fail to willingly give out encouragement and appreciation. Barnabus, The Son of Encouragment should be the example for us to follow.

  • More Than Cheerleaders Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 27, 2015
    based on 18 ratings
     | 13,469 views

    This is the gift that greases the gears of the church. Without this gift a congregation becomes lifeless and empty. What is this gift, and why is it so important to God's church family.

    OPEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnVuqfXohxc I’ve been waiting months to use that clip. It’s clever. It’s cute. And whether you realize it or not – it is deeply theological. Think about it… what did it show? It showed lot of animals that don’t ...read more

  • "Are You A Barnabas??"

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Oct 24, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,949 views

    Quite often Barnabas is seen as just a side-kick or an assistant of Paul’s. But that’s an unfair picture of this Christian man who truly followed the example of Jesus Christ. I’d like you to dig into the Scriptures with me and see what we can learn about

    "Are You A Barnabas??" Text: Acts 11:19-30 Quite often Barnabas is seen as just a side-kick or an assistant of Paul’s. But that’s an unfair picture of this Christian man who truly followed the example of Jesus Christ. I’d like you to dig into the ...read more

  • Meet Mister Encouragement

    Contributed by Frank Lay on Jan 27, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,920 views

    “When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged them that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord.” Note two things in this verse that will help us understand why we need more people like Barnabas in the church to

    MEET MISTER ENCOURAGEMENT Acts 11:19-26 As I began focusing on what to preach on Baptist Men’s Day, the Holy Spirit led me to take a fresh look at one of my favorite Bible Characters. A man by the name of Barnabas. We first encounter Barnabas in Acts 4:36, “And Joses, who was also named ...read more

  • Following God: The Minsitry Of Encouragement Series

    Contributed by Dan Morrison on Aug 20, 2002
    based on 74 ratings
     | 3,095 views

    Could it be the most important ministry of the Church is the minstry of encouragement?

    Following God: The ministry of encouragement From what I’ve learned this week the most important ministry of the Church is the ministry of encouragement. Why is that? As I studied this week I found the impact that encouragement has upon a person or a group of people is incredible. The vision ...read more

  • Promises: Barnabas

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 30, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,957 views

    As we grow older we find meaning in encouraging others, especially the young. Trusting them is equivalent to trusting God.

    We like to say that age is a state of mind more than it is a set of numbers on the calendar. We tell each other, "You’re only as old as you feel." But you know, I’m finding that it is important to know what you feel. It is important to listen to yourself as you age. I am not referring to aches ...read more

  • Encourage One Another Series

    Contributed by Dan Raymond on Jan 6, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,652 views

    Imagine a church where everyone is your greatest cheerleader. They believe you can do it. They help you do it. They help when you stumble, and they're thrilled when you succeed. Barnabas in Acts is the perfect example of how to encourage one another.

    The devil, according to an old story, once advertised his tools for sale. On the date of the sale, the tools were placed for public inspection; each marked with a price. It was a treacherous lot of implements…hatred, envy, jealousy, deceit, lying, pride, and so on. Laid apart from the ...read more

  • Depots Of Development Series

    Contributed by Rich Dunbar on Apr 19, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,128 views

    This sermon follows the progression of Acts 11:19-26 and identifies 10 things we should be aware of today. I used train illustrations with the 10 words.

    There are 10 stops along the tracks. (I used train related illustrations for each of these words) 1. Dispersion – v. 19a – Sometimes life takes us in many different directions just as it did in the early Church. 2. Exclusion – v. 19b – Often we like the early Church miss the point that the ...read more

  • When Hurts Run Deep Series

    Contributed by Steven Platt on Oct 29, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
     | 5,277 views

    Sermon based upon the book of Philemon. Illustrates the plight of Philemon to forgive Onesimus and how Paul aided in the process.

    Read the Book of Philemon I Onesimus A. Name means "Useful" - But wasn’t very useful B. Slave of Philemon 1. Unlike slaves in America 2. Slaves were more like employees 3. Often were paid C. Caused Philemon to lose some money 1. Criminal intent ...read more

  • Saying No To Selfishness Series

    Contributed by Lynn Floyd on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 183 ratings
     | 18,067 views

    I talk about how to turn a selfish life into an unselfish one.

    Saying No To Selfishness 6-30-01 Opening Illustration: Some things just rob our joy. For instance waking up in the morning because you have to go to the bathroom. As you get up you look at the clock and realize you woke up 20 minutes before your alarm was to go off. How you wished you had ...read more

  • Discourager Or Encourager

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Nov 28, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,741 views

    We live in a world where people are finding themselves being put down, rejected and held back in so many ways. We must help them find Jesus so they can discover themselves.

    DISCOURAGER OR ENCOURAGER 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Sunday, July 28, 2002 In the book "Growing Deep in the Christian life", there’s a great story explaining how we face opposition. It tells about a man getting ready to make an around-the-world voyage in his homemade boat. Without exception ...read more