Sunday May 31, 2015 – Fear keeps us from taking a risk. Doubt keeps us from taking a risk. Cynicism keeps us from taking a risk.
This is how we can be a Barnabas for others; Take the time to hear their story, Verify the facts, Trust in God’s power.-Dwayne Terry
Be A Risk-Taker!
A.D., Part 10
Acts 9:26-31 – When [Saul] came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus. So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. He talked and debated with the Hellenistic Jews, but they tried to kill him. When the believers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus. Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.
- Fear keeps us from taking a risk.
- Doubt keeps us from taking a risk.
- Cynicism keeps us from taking a risk.How We Can Be a Barnabas for Others
- Take the time to hear their story.
- Verify the facts.
- Trust in God’s power.