"Chosen: 11 Bible Characters with a Mission from God"
"Barnabas The Encourager
Our first message in the “Chosen” sermon series looks at the figure of Joseph of Cyprus, better known to us from the Book of Acts by the nickname Barnabas. He was a traveling companion of the Apostle Paul and a leader in the early church. His name means “Son of Encouragement,” and he shows us how important the ministry of encouragement is in the church—both in his day and in our own.
We all know about the "A-listers" in the Bible: Abraham, Moses, Paul. But what about the Bible's supporting cast? What about those people who had a calling and a purpose in God's plan but never got top billing? What about Barnabas, and Deborah, and Phoebe, and Onesimus? During our Summer Sermon Series, "Chosen: 11 Bible Characters with a Mission from God," we'll get to hear about the lives and faith journeys of lesser-known figures in the Bible. We’ll also discover what they teach us about our own faith. Come along for the ride!