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  • "Are You A Barnabas??”

    Contributed by Don Meyer on Sep 2, 2003
    based on 124 ratings
     | 13,872 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 Barnabas - A Light Of Encouragement

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jun 4, 2018
    based on 41 ratings
     | 21,830 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".

  • "Are You A Barnabas??"

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Oct 25, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,880 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 28, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,858 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 21, 2002
    based on 74 ratings
     | 3,022 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
     | 2,852 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

  • Depots Of Development Series

    Contributed by Rich Dunbar on Apr 23, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,085 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

  • Saying No To Selfishness Series

    Contributed by Lynn Floyd on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 182 ratings
     | 17,806 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

  • When Hurts Run Deep Series

    Contributed by Steven Platt on Oct 29, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
     | 5,107 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

  • Be A Barnabas

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Dec 3, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,622 views

    Barnabas was a encourager. There are many good things we can learn from his life. Be a Barnabas

    Acts 4:32-11:25 Be A Barnabas Introduction A. I’m sure you all remember my Roommate Barnabas B. I had so much fun getting to know him while we shared an apartment C. One night we were talking about his name D. Actually he has about 20 names. E. I asked him one night to tell me all his ...read more

  • Discourager Or Encourager

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Nov 30, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,577 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

  • An Extreme Make Over Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Dec 17, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,151 views

    Acts 9 is one of the most exciting chapters in the early history of the church. The conversion of Saul of Tarsus, the leading persecutor of the early church was perhaps the greatest event in church history after the coming of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost.

    AN EXTREME MAKE-OVER Acts 9:1-31 Acts 9 is one of the most exciting chapters in the early history of the church. The conversion of Saul of Tarsus, the leading persecutor of the early church was perhaps the greatest event in church history after the coming of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost. If ...read more

  • Becoming A Barnabas Or A Barnacle

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on Oct 26, 2002
    based on 76 ratings
     | 4,843 views

    Encouragement

    Becoming a Barnabas or a Barnacle, Acts 4:36-37 Eric A. Snyder, Minister, Farwell Church of Christ September 8, 2002 A man interviews some people for a secretary job. First enters a very beautiful woman and the boss asks her: - "What’s your name?" - "Lily", says the woman. - "Why Lilac?" ...read more

  • The Power Of Encouragement

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Nov 28, 2005
    based on 161 ratings
     | 78,439 views

    A little encouragement will go a long way!

    INTRODUCTION • There is an old story about a preacher leaving a church. At his farewell dinner, he tried to encourage one of the pillar members, “Don’t be so sad. The next preacher might be better than me.” She replied, “That’s what they said last time, but it keeps getting worse.” (Source: John ...read more

  • Barnabas - Encourager Extraordinaire Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Jul 20, 2008
    based on 35 ratings
     | 12,393 views

    Looks at the Characteristics that Barnabas had and encourages us to live our lives with those characteristics so we might use your gifts in an extraordinary way.

    Barnabas – Encourager Extraordinaire Slide Last week we began a new series called from Ordinary to extraordinary. We saw how God took someone who was no leader at all and used him to lead a great victory that God orchestrated. Now God is not going to make everyone into such a leader, because ...read more