Becoming Barnabas

Author: Paul Moots
Publisher: Alban Institute, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781566992930
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Western culture has made a cult of success, and the church has accepted the larger culture's definition, focusing on success as growth in membership and budget, rather growth in faithfulness as disciples of Jesus. When we do not measure up, we become discouraged, disillusioned, and perhaps even envious. Paul Moots offers a welcome antidote: a vision for the ministry of encouragement. Based on his study of the book of Acts, Moots has identified five incidents from the ministry of Barnabas, an easily overlooked character, that provide a starting point to explore encouragement and how it can work in a congregation. Moots then examines five components of this ministry: partnership, hospitality, courage, reconciliation, and authenticity. Moots details numerous examples to show how the ministry of encouragement offers a workable, effective pattern for church leadership. "I am convinced," he writes, "that accepting Barnabas as my model has changed my ministry for the better and that Barnabas's example can benefit any pastor and congregation who take his lessons seriously." Barnabas and his ministry of encouragement offer us a focus for the vital, messy, and exhilarating work required of us as faith communities. Foreword by Robert Reber.

Becoming Barnabas

Author: Paul Moots
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566994721
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Western culture has made a cult of success, and the church has accepted the larger culture's definition, focusing on success as growth in membership and budget, rather growth in faithfulness as disciples of Jesus. When we do not measure up, we become discouraged, disillusioned, and perhaps even envious. Moots details numerous examples to show how the ministry of encouragement offers a workable, effective pattern for church leadership. "I am convinced," he writes, "that accepting Barnabas as my model has changed my ministry for the better and that Barnabas's example can benefit any pastor and congregation who take his lessons seriously. Barnabas and his ministry of encouragement offer us a focus for the vital, messy, and exhilarating work required of us as faith communities.

The Pastor s Kid

Author: Barnabas Piper
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434707946
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The Only One Facing As Much Pressure As the Pastor is ... The Pastor’s Kid Dad may be following God’s call, but the Pastor’s kids (PKs) are just following mom and dad. Often to devastating results. Barnabas Piper – son of Pastor and bestselling author John Piper – has experienced the challenges of being a PK first-hand. With empathy, humor, and personal stories, he addresses the pervasive assumptions, identity issues and accelerated scrutiny PKs face. But more than just stating the problems – he shares the one thing a PK needs above all else (as do their pastor/father and church) is to live in true freedom and wholeness.

The Barnabas Factor

Author: Aubrey Johnson
Publisher: Gospel Advocate Company
ISBN: 9780892255382
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Everybody loves to be encouraged -a pat on the back, a helping hand, a kind word. Not everyone can be a great preacher or Bible class teacher. But everyone can be an encourager, and that includes you. It doesn't matter if you are young or old, a woman or a man, rich or poor. God has already given you everything you need to be an encourager - all you have to do is put to use those abilities you already have. You too, can become a Barnabas, a Son of Encouragement. All you have to do is practice being an enourager. You will be absolutely astounded at what it will do for other people and most of all, for you.

Barnabas Vs Paul

Author: Charles Kevin Robertson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781630882778
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An encourager most don't remember and an apostle many don't like

Barnabas

Author: Robert Dale
Publisher: Day One Pub
ISBN: 9781846250880
Format: PDF
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Character studies based on the Acts of the Apostles, with an emphasis on encouragement.

Encourage Me

Author: Charles R. Swindoll
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310415217
Format: PDF
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Are you discouraged? Do your shoulders ache with the weight of carrying your problems alone? Do you wish you could find someone who understands, someone who won't condemn you for your failures or ridicule you for your mistakes? Let Chuck Swindoll put a friendly arm around your shoulders and show you how the burdens can be lifted from your heart. Encourage Me offers tender insight into the needs of the human heart and how God wants to meet those needs through the gift of encouragement. Swindoll says, "Encouragement is awesome. Think about it: It has the capacity to lift a man's or a woman's shoulders. To breathe fresh air into the fading embers of a smoldering dream. To actually change the course of another human being's day . . . or week . . . or life." This classic devotional is a treasury of thoughts on finding the encouragement you need -- and learning to share that encouragement with others.

Encouragement for Today s Pastors

Author: Joel R. Beeke
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781601782205
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The Scriptures advise us to learn from examples of faithful ministers (Heb. 13:7). The Puritans were a group of such ministers whose teaching and living can be particularly encouraging to troubled and discouraged pastors today. They were steadfast in adhering to Scripture as the Word of God, in confessing the great truths of the Reformed faith, and in applying sound doctrine to the problems of life in an age and culture nearly as challenging as our own. In Encouragement for Today's Pastors, Joel R. Beeke and Terry D. Slachter examine the writings of these pastors of a bygone era consider how they can help struggling pastors today. Here pastors will find a helping hand, reminding them of the importance of cultivating personal piety, resting in God's sovereignty recovering clarity in their calling, discovering means of support God provided, recognizing the dignity of their office, and taking comfort in grace and glory to come.

The Acts of Paul

Author: Richard I. Pervo
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 163087146X
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This is the most complete translation of the Acts of Paul in English, together with a detailed commentary. The orientation is primarily literary, with detailed attention to the history of composition and revision. Unlike many studies, this commentary does not focus upon the story of Thecla.

How to Become a Barnabas Leader

Author: D. L. Henning
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514861370
Format: PDF, ePub
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What do a Columbia Pictures executive who put Seinfeld into syndication; the founder of Young Life Capernaum for disabled students, a New York City mob victim, and two National Guard Iraq war veterans have in common? Find out how the power of encouragement changed their lives in my new book, How To Become A Barnabas Leader. "I hope the new book, How To Be A Barnabas Leader, receives a wide readership. Like Barnabas of old, Dave Henning often lifts the hearts of those of us privileged to know him. Drawing on lessons from his own life, from God's word, and from the experiences of men and women he has encountered along the way Dave's insights will surely be a source of inspiration to readers. In addition they offer clear direction on how to minister encouragement to the people in your life. A good book written by a good man - don't miss it." - Steve Zeisler. Pastor- Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto "We all need a Barnabas in our lives. Barnabas was an encourager! It's one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit! It's something we can all do to one degree or another; if we put God first, others second and ourselves last! Years ago my wife and I were asked to head our church's Barnabas ministry team. We traveled the world extensively during the years I owned my company. One of the things we would always leave time for was to visit missionaries in various countries. It was a total blessing! We have such fond memories from this experience. Dave Henning lives the Barnabas life. He's devoted to caring for and encouraging...others! This book will inspire you to do likewise." -Brian Rechten, Director of Sales- KFAX and KDOW Radio, San Francisco Who is Barnabas and Why is He Important? His real name is Joe or as the Bible says, Joseph the Levite from Cyprus. He was nicknamed Barnabas by the actual Apostles who hung out for three years with Jesus. The nickname literally means Son of Encouragement. That was his gift. That was his life. Is it possible that this is your calling too? I encourage you to ponder that question. What if something you did or said could also change history forever for the better? In the following chapters you are about to meet six people who have done just that. "May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 "A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential." John C. Maxwell