A. He is mentioned 29 times in the NT.
More than any other person who does not have a NT book named after him.
B. He is introduced in Acts 4:36.
His birth name: Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus.
Barnabas [by the Apostles]: "Son of Encouragement"
II. HE IS DEPENDABLE. (Acts 11:22,29-30)
III. HE IS AN ENCOURAGER OF OTHERS. (Acts 11:23)
IV. HE IS A PERSON OF GOOD CHARACTER. (Acts 11:24)
Others consider him a "good man."
He is seen as a "man of faith."
V. HE IS FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. (Acts 11: 24)
VI. HE IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE SALVATION OF OTHERS. (Acts 11:24)
VII. HE IS A DISCIPLE-MAKER. (Acts 11:25-26)
VIII. HE IS RECOGNIZED AS A PERSON OF PROMINENCE. (Acts 11:30)
A. He is mentioned, at first, before Paul.
B. He is referred to as an apostle.
C. He is loved by the church.