Friday, December 3, 2010


One of the early followers of Jesus was a man of the Hebrew tribe of Levi that provided the priest of Israel. His name was Joseph and because of his goodness and kindness the disciples gave him the name Bar Nabas which in English has been slurred to Barnabas. “Bar” is the Hebrew word “Son of” and the word “nabas” means “encouragement.”

Joseph the son of encouragement sold a piece of land and gave all the mone to the church and this act encouraged others to do the same. Joseph the Levite became known in the church simply as Barnabas and led Paul on his first missionary journey.

Today we need more sons of encouragement in the church.

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