by Ross Ward Text: Acts 4:31-37 Barnabas’ work in Acts Acts 4:31-37 – gave of himself Acts 9:26-30 – advocated for Saul in Jerusalem Acts 11:19-24 – qualities as a servant Acts 11:25-26 – advocates for Saul Acts 15:35-41 – advocates for John Mark Being a Barnabas Barnabas sacrificed himself Giving of his property for…

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A series of lessons presented by Ross Ward of Des Moines, Iowa, April 4-9, 2021 King Saul – An ‘I’ Problem Saul relies on his own will and ability, ultimately refused to accept responsibility for his actions (I Samuel 8-16) Jesus – Humble Servant King Jesus is King but not according to the world’s standards…

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Text: Hebrews :7-14   I.         The Scriptures tell us of an interesting man             A.        His name was Joseph and he was from the island of Cyprus, though he was a Jew — a Levite in particular.             B.        No one remembers him by his true name, everyone calls him by his nickname.             C.        “Bar” = Son of, and “Nubas” =…

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Text: II Corinthians 11:1-15   I.         I Corinthians 12:28-29; Ephesians 4:11-13             A.        The world contains many strange ideas regarding apostles.             B.        The Mormons and some other denominations claim their organization is more truly like the first century church because they have apostles.             C.        I have had some strong discussions with men who claim the title of Apostle II.        The Apostles…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton “Your church is not organized as the early church was. Where are your apostles?” Such was the contention of two Mormon “elders” who came to my door one day. It is not the only time I have heard such a question; there are several denominations who claim to have apostles, especially…

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